Sydney art-pop darlings I Know Leopard’s have released their long-awaited debut album, Love Is A Landmine, and they will head off on their biggest run of shows to date this May and June.
On Love Is A Landmine, produced by Jack Moffit (The Preatures) and mixed by Luke Million, I Know Leopard explode their emotions onto a musical kaleidoscope. Written against a back drop of emotional turmoil, which ultimately finished off with new love blossoming, Love Is A Landmine is an unashamedly romantic record that pulls you deep into the rich gamut of emotions that love will inevitably drag you through.
Luke O’Loughlin (vocals and keys), along with his bandmates, Rosie Fitzgerald (bass), Jenny McCullagh (violin and keys) and Todd Andrews (guitar), have created the perfect musical complement to the open and impassioned lyrics. Musically, Love Is A Landmine shines, revelling in glam, dreamy synth pop and the kind of playful, upbeat, 70s soft rock made famous by ELO, 10CC and the Alan Parsons Project. Blended seamlessly within that is the taut new wave energy of Metronomy and a glorious deep dive into vintage analogue synths.
As a finished product, Love Is A Landmine is the musical equivalent of a space blanket: gleaming, shimmering, retro-futuristic and synthetic, but will envelope you and warm you to your very core.