Initially released on Toupee Records in 1998 under their previous monkier ‘Battered Fish’, Leo Nine re-released “Modern” in 2008 on Iron Duke Records.
“I wish I could tell you almost everything …” (‘Wish’)
“‘Modern’ hints towards the dark intensity of Sunny Day Real Estate, and the pop songsmanship of Neil Finn or Evan Dando” – RAVE MAGAZINE
“We’re so … modern. And it gets me down …” (‘Rise’)
‘Modern’, was more introspective and their most impressive release yet. Caleb described it as a summary of life during the last two years for the band. Described by one reviewer as appealing to those who “like Radiohead but think Thom Yorke needs to get some hope in
life”, it is sometimes dark, sometimes pained, but suffused throughout with a hope in something bigger than this world can offer. The musicianship is excellent, but compliments rather than clouds the songs. It’s indie rock with intelligence – they not only sound good, they have something to say, and say it in a way that strikes deep inside.
“burn everything… we are too far upwind, the smell of fear might turn us in…” (‘Amazing Light’)
Released 1 February 2006 on Iron Duke Records.
An emotionally engaging and affecting song, Keep It Coming rises and rises to an anthemic ending which feels like the shackles of sadness have been left behind for something euphoric. Another stellar release from Australian band Leo Nine.
Comments from new fans after Leo Nine rocked over 1000 people supporting Switchfoot at the Tivoli, Brisbane Monday 3 Oct 2005.
I saw you guys at Switchfoot and you guys totally rocked. I ended up buying your album and I haven’t turned it off since. I love your music, you guys are incredible and I can’t wait to see you play again.
OMG!! you guys are AWESOME! i saw you last night at the tivoli with switchfoot it rocked, i bought your album and ep and listened to them last night, i had so much fun!!!!
Hey guys. i just got home like literally from the switchfoot conert.. i dont know if the “bass player” remembers but i was the girl who he gave the free album to at the end of your set. im listening to it now..its great. you will soon have many fans following you. please let us know when there are any up coming gigs.!!!
you guys are great. love emilyxoxoxo
Hi guys.. saw you last night in brissy for the switchfoot gig.. and may i just say that you were sooo awesome!! my sister and i love the bass player..but who doesn’t!! hah ..we have been playing your cd allll day!! thanks sooo much! jodie(the sister of the girl with the nice smile!)
Hey. I saw you last night playing at the Tivoli with my friend. We both instantly fell in love with your music, and bought your EP and Album. I loved your live performance. It was energetic yet you didnt lose the essence of your songs as you entertained. Thanks for making your music.
Hey fellas, I saw you on MONDAY before Switchfoot came on and YOU guys just blew me away. I can’t wait to buy Your album and look forward to seeing you all again. One of your songs, (can’t remember the name) just gave me goosebumps and I still am shocked that you guys arent BIG yet!! Anyway thanks for ROCKING HARD.. ENJOYED EVERY SECOND YOU PLAYED
Released 2005 on Iron Duke Records.
“A methodical masterpiece” (Journey magazine), “hook-laden, emotive guitar pop gems” (Rave magazine), “gorgeous melody with a lyrical and thematic honesty” (Time Off magazine).
Released 17 August 2001 on Toupee Records.
This release will “shamelessly stir up the heart and soul of the listener” (dB Magazine), “brilliant!!” brispop.
Cover art: Freeway to K.L. Airport, Oil on Linen – 2001, 55 x 90 cm by Robert Brownhall.