It’s maybe just me, but this would make an excellent title for a Scooby Doo episode. Excellent name aside, this is a wee gem of a homemade record which has found itself a limited casette release on Peenko Records. And when I say limited, i think there is only 20 or 30 available. For those who are either not lucky enough to grab a tape before they sell out or for those firmly now rooted in the digital age, there will of course also be a download option.
I believe this was predominantly a collection of bedroom recordings made by frontman Adam Ross but the lo-fi almost ramshackle sound of it, coupled with RL’s fairly unique lyrics make this a really endearing listen.
My first encounter with Randolph’s Leap was a few years ago with a song called Cassie O’Tone which I’m pleased to say is included on this album. It still contains some of my favourite lyrics;
I sit here in
the bath and pretend i’m doing the luge
I keep misjudging corners and break my skulll in two
fantasies are failures then what hope has real life got
The album is released on Monday and if you want to try them for yourself you can download Dying In My Sleep over on Randolph’s Leap’s bandcamp page. You can also catch them play in Glasgow tomorrow night (Feb 18th) at the Captains Rest where they will supported by Donna Maciocia and Kith & Kin. There is also possibly another very special guest but we’ve got no idea who that could be.