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Saint Leonard returned to London with a different viewpoint on life early last year.

Having swapped English gloom for travels across India and the the Himalayan mountains, visiting The Beatles Ashram in Rishikesh and studying Transcendental Meditation with the monks of the Kesar Devi Temple.

Heading back into the studio with a renewed sense of purpose to complete a new inspired body of material. A triumphant return will lead to an exquisitely nuanced new album.

Work on the follow up to his acclaimed debut album commenced, generating stellar offering and lead single 'Light Years' recorded at Paul Epworth’s Church Studio.

It featured The Horrors’ Josh Hayward on guitar, Panda (bass) from TOY and former Klaxons drummer Steff Halperin.

Constructed in a daring, non-linear fashion, its swirling psych tapestries rooted in that probing, relentless drumming. The vocals urgent, eager, with Leonard showcasing his growing maturity and enhanced wisdom. 

Scene set. We are excited to now announce a series of intimate live concerts with Saint Leonard hosted in association with the good folks at Black Tot Rum over the coming weekends.

The shows will see Leonard streaming into living rooms worldwide performing tracks from 'Out Of Work Astronaut' (2012) and 'Good Luck Everybody' (2016) alongside other fan favourites.

Broadcast live, expect some of Leonard's illustrious cohort of collaborators to drop in whilst fans are invited to 'Ask A Grown Man Anything' in the live comments.

Don't miss a rare chance to see Saint Leonard in an intimate setting talking through the creative process behind his work. 

We are also inviting our audience of age to sign-up for a Black Tot Rum care package each week sent to your doorstep.

Leonard explains: “When the dim dream of the workers’ utopia fades into the ephemera of raging silent arms racing and chattering in our onanistic technological age; when all ideologues are drowned in the whining of their own in-essentiality, I, myself have always reached for a finger of rum for inward counsel, at times a glass or jar depending on my circumstances, you see so few ethanoic contenders have the depth or desired complexity that an age ham-strung by ironic and vertiginously inevitable chronological demands place upon it's thirsty soft palate rise to such a leonine challenge, for this reason and no other, did I want to share with my friends and frankly much more attractive enemies, oh succumb to the dread lord dram of the Black Tot. If only to see the smile on their riveted faces.”

Mitch Wilson, Ambassador for Black Tot Rum says: "I've been a fan of Leonard since the ‘Harold Pinter is Dead’ days - we both wanted to do something for everyone staying at home right now, and our partnership with Clash Magazine has given us the opportunity to do just that. We hope the Black Tot packages we'll be sending out to enjoy this month with Saint Leonard’s gigs will brighten people's lockdown evenings until we can do this all again in person.”

The series commences this Saturday 25th April at 21:00 BST on Clash Magazine Instagram Live, with three concerts billed initially.

The first fifty sign-ups via the form below each week will receive a bottle of Black Tot to your door - along with a golden ticket to gain free entry into Saint Leonard’s show scheduled at a date TBC - once normality resumes. Simply fill out the form, take a photo of your proof of age ID (passport, or driving licence) and upload it below. 

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Saint Leonard & Friends

Saturday 25th April 21:00 BST

In Association With Black Tot Rum

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Saint Leonard & Friends

Saturday 2nd May 21:00 BST

In Association With Black Tot Rum

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Saint Leonard & Friends

Saturday 9th May 21:00 BST

In Association With Black Tot Rum

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