The long awaited debut album from the Manchester-based shred factory that is Fair Do’s comes out on Lockjaw Records tomorrow. However, the band have given DyingScene an exclusive stream of it before it drops.
Leopards will be available on both CD and a brilliantly garish magenta/yellow splatter vinyl. You an order both from Lockjaw Records at this link.
Vocalist and guitarist of Fair Do’s, Danny Cummings, had the following to say about the record:
“We spent a lot of time on demoing and pre-production for this album, we wanted to have everything nailed down before we went into the studio… Essentially, we spent two years writing, 18 months recording, and six months organising the release – with some touring in between.”
Leopards was produced, engineered, and mixed by Dave Boothroyd at Reel Recording Studio in York. Mastering duties were taken care of by Daryl Phenneger of Jacksonville Beach, Florida. Danny commented on the recording process:
“We’ve worked with Dave in the past and he is an absolute master of his art. He knew exactly what we wanted and exactly how to deliver it. We couldn’t be happier! If you’re recording an album and want it clean, loud, crisp and popping, then talk to these guys.”
The album itself is a less-than-subtle fusion of melodic hardcore and metal, which showcases some of the best musicianship in punk rock today. If you’re a fan of fast, shouty noise with pointy metallic edges, Leopards is going to be right up your street.
Check it out before anyone else below!