Profile: Leon T Pearl
Ahead of We Own's Festival Party and a Sneaky Pete's appearance, we offer a little insight into the pop artist
Leon T Pearl
Story so far:
Born in London before moving to Edinburgh, 24-year-old Pearl has already benefited from studio sessions with Nicolas Jaar, a brief stint living in Tokyo, classical piano training and a fair dose of club action in between. The result? Hypercolour pop laced with catchy vocal hooks.
With Radio 1 already singing his praises and the likes of Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs giving him blog space, the homegrown talent looks set to catch on pretty quickly. Edgy lyrics and bass-infused beats which have been likened to the on-point stylings of Disclosure will undoubtedly help.
Track to check:
‘Take You To The Market’ is the debut single out now on Method Records. Featuring a playful piano line over an infectious garage skip and bouncy bass, it’s perfect fodder for the electronic mainstream of today. Expect to hear a lot more of it over the coming weeks.
Where can I see him?
Being based in Edinburgh, Pearl is no doubt keen to support the scene which has supported him. And who better to showcase his talent than achingly hip clothing label and party collective, We Own? Catch him at their festival party on the 21st.
Leon T. Pearl plays Sneaky Petes with Law, 16 Aug, 7pm, and We Own festival party, Cabaret Voltaire, 11pm, £6 (£5).