London-based band, The Great Leslie are assuredly carving a name for themselves in the alt-rock scene with their slick songwriting and amazing musicality creating instant classics that stick with you.
Racking up several successes in their short tenure, their riff-driven release ‘Money’ was crowned BBC Introducing’s Track of the Week. This was closely followed by their anthemic tonic to self-flagellation, ‘Out Of My Hands’, which features on Channel 4’s show Sunday Brunch. Their single ‘Everything From Last Night’, received airtime from the legendary John Kennedy on Radio X, with him calling it an ‘instant hit’.
Their single, ‘That’s Alright’, was quickly picked up by BBC Introducing gaining multiple plays by Johnny Doom of Kerrang! Radio. This follows from their hard-hitting dose of indie, ‘See You Again’, which received airplay on BBC Radio Wales by Janice Long (formerly of Top of the Pops) and was also crowned BBC Introducing’s Track of the Week. From then onwards Janice was a constant supporter of the band, playing a number of their singles on BBC Radio Wales until her untimely passing.
Towards the end of 2021 the band released their last two songs, ‘You Lost Yourself’ and ‘Anna’, both of which received airplay from multiple stations including Kerrang! Radio, Amazing Radio, BBC Introducing, BBC Wales, Islington Radio and XS Manchester (Anna being record of the week).
Most recently the group entered into Kerrang! Radio and Marshall Records ‘The Deal’ competition and are through to the final round.
They have just released their valentines single ‘Hold On To My Ex’ which is receiving unanimously positive reviews.
“A soaring aesthetic and blistering direction, it feels like these guys are well on their way to becoming one of the next big names to emerge from the capital.” – Mystic Sons.
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‘[The Great Leslie] exude so much energy and passion’ – Janice Long, BBC Radio Wales
‘An instant hit’ – John Kennedy, Radio X
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