Ok maybe you haven’t heard of them, but Leatherface is a British punk band that’s been around since 1988. I’ve been a fan since the early nineties and just had the chance to see them last month at the knitting factory in Brooklyn. Though they are quite obscure, the place was sold out and the crowd was alive. It was as if everyone had waited as long as I had to see them. What I find so interesting about Leatherface is that although the music is so hard and so noisy, the lyrics are very delicate. They’re special because of that. I’ve been to hundreds of shows over the years, and this was one of the very best.
I was able to show Frankie (the singer) my drawings after the show. He was a little taken aback. I guess he wasn’t expecting to see drawings of himself, but I do think he liked them!