Since forming in 2000, Leo Nine have consistently produced recordings that are creative, engaging and exhilarating.
Created from the ashes of Battered Fish whose album Modern was consistently regarded as one of the best Australian releases for that year, the band gained a new member in Simon Jockel and changed its name to Leo Nine. Their 2001 eponymous EP announcing Leo Nine to the world was admired on both the critical and casual auditory plains.
Slow Steady Heart is the current long player from Leo Nine. Recorded in sections over a two year period, Slow Steady Heart was refined to its final state in early 2005. A grand and incredibly positive sounding recording, the typically darker elements of the Leo Nine sound are still present but are suffused with brighter colours and broader imagery. The overall impact of the record is one of hope, the feeling of new potential.
2011 and 2012 has seen Leo Nine regularly entering the recording studio, working in a completely different way to how they normally write and record. While there are no release plans at the moment, the band is extremely happy with the results so far.