Sydney-siders I Know Leopard make celestial pop with an unintentional penchant for pulling heart strings.
Fronted by Luke O’Loughlin’s lush and dynamic vocals, I Know Leopard is an eclectic blend of heady, dream pop textures with that of a more brooding and at times melancholic aesthetic.
Their debut EP ‘Illumina’, was one of the most highly anticipated releases of 2014 with it’s first two singles, She and Hold this Tight, swiftly gathering glowing comparisons to the likes of Beach House and Grizzly Bear, international adoration, and over 30,000 Soundcloud spins each. Their third single, Daisy Eyes showed a more layered, complex offering, receiving solid National airplay on Triple J and Double J as well as community radio support and nods of approval from the discerning ears of bloggers and journalists worldwide.
Following the release of Illumina, I Know Leopard wasted no time jumping back into the studio, unleashing Perfect Picture, the first taste of the band’s sophomore EP which was immediately added to full rotation on Triple J. The new single also won them the opening slot at this year’s Laneway Festival in Sydney through Triple J’s Unearthed competition.
To cap off a already stellar 2014, the band were named the 6th most played artist on Triple J Unearthed radio and saw in the new year by playing a magical set at NYE on the Hill festival in Victoria alongside artists including The Smith Street Band, The Delta Riggs and Oscar Key Sung.
2015 will see the band release EP number 2 and continue to establish themselves as one of Australia’s most unique and exciting new indie outfits.
“One of the most criminally underrated bands in the country.” – Lachie Macara (Triple J)
“I Know Leopard just keep getting better and better.” – Nick Findlay (Triple J)
“The five-piece’s return to the spotlight has been an absolute delight to watch” – Indie Shuffle
“Laneway really has a knack for bringing together some of Australia’s most promising new acts, and this Sydney five-piece is no exception.” – Channel V