“Modern” album

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’)

“Keep It Coming” single

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.

“Slow Steady Heart” album

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).

“Leo Nine” EP

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.