The new EP from The Leers The Only Way Out Is In is a journey through the highs, the lows, the rewards & the consequences of love.
Having played together since their early teens after forming at Mt Maunganui high school, The Leers have years of playing live together under their belt, yet they’re just hitting their stride with the release of these new songs. Their second release after their debut album Are You Curious? in 2016, the new EP sees the addition of a fifth band member Kiki Rockwell, and harkens a bigger sound to their trademark indie guitar rock.
Recorded in the “before times” – November 2019, right before COVID-19 started wreaking havoc across the world– the band flew to Los Angeles to record the EP over two weeks at Mad Muse studios, the studio of their US record label, In Flight Music Group. In a serendipitous event, In Flight CEO and head engineer Matt Salazer had discovered The Leers in an article about the band recording some tracks to tape at York St studios, and the band developed a relationship with the label which eventually lead to this EP.
On returning to New Zealand, the band was looking forward to releasing their EP and touring, but COVID-19 put a stop to all that. However, in July they played two massive shows supporting L.A.B at Spark and Claudelands arenas, giving the band a chance to play these new songs live to their biggest audiences so far
We look forward to hosting the Leers on December the 29th on the Garden stage!