Thanks to Angelo for answering these questions:
What can we expect to see from Leeches over the next year?
Leeches hope to play a lot more and get back down to the South Island and Australia again. Also record again with our newest line up.
What advice would you like to give to other aspiring musicians?
Just to work hard. Nothing gets handed to you. You have to make your own luck.
Who are your favourite NZ musicians/bands, and why?
There's a bunch.. But I always liked Nothing At All (Dion from The D4's old punk band).
What will Leeches' next release be?
Hopefully a full length CD.
How do you come up with your lyrics?
Just comes down to what I'm feeling passionate about at the time. I don't have any real formula or agenda.
Who would you most like to support live?
There's a lot.. but we already have done Sick Of It All and Rise Against which was amazing.
How do you believe Leeches fits into the NZ music industry?
We don't really fit with it at the mo. Punk and hardcore isn't the "cool" thing right now so we just do what we do for us and the true fans of this music.
What can you never leave home without?
My iPod or iPhone with the tunes!
How do you describe Leeches' music?
What is your favourite NZ venue?
What is the best part of being a musician?
Doing what I love the most, performing.
What NZ musicians or bands would you like to see more of, and why?
A lot of stuff, really buzzing on Justin Townes Earle and A Place To Bury Strangers.
What is your most embarrassing on tour/gig moment?
There aren't any. Honest!
What is your favourite place in NZ to be?
Leeches was formed in March 2010 when members of now defunct Bleeders Angelo and Ian returned home from Canada. Wanted to do somthing new musically but somthing still a little familiar they have returned to their roots with a vision of the melodic Punk/Hardcore crossover that had been so successfull in their past. They recruited current band members Sam Crocker (Antagonist A.D), Little Dan (Brick vs Face, Die Alone) and Jaden (Goodnight Nurse) to get the ball rolling.
Since starting the writing process, Jaden's hectic schedule has meant Ben (The Chase) has had to step in to play drums at the current time. July 2010 see's Leeches play their first shows on the Antagonist A.D Winter tour of NZ.
Leeches hope to bring the frantic and raw live energy that is missing so bad right now back into the Nz music scene.