Approved: The Leg
By Andy Malt | Published on Thursday 26 April 2012
“There are no stitches cos there was no operation”, when written down, doesn’t seem particularly unnerving. I mean, basically all it’s saying is “nothing happened”. But when that line emerges from The Leg’s frontman Daniel Mutch’s mouth, it sounds utterly terrifying. This, I feel we need to establish before we move on any further, is a good thing.
The line forms the centrepiece of ‘Bake Yourself Silly’, the second track to escape onto the internet from The Leg’s third album, ‘An Eagle To Saturn’, which is due for release via Song, By Toad Records on 30 Apr. The album veers wildly between brooding, folky snarls of songs like ‘Bake Yourself Silly’ to crazed punk romps like ‘Twitching Stick’ (which appeared earlier this year on Song, By Toad’s 2012 sampler.
Over in under 30 minutes, ‘An Eagle To Saturn’ rushes in and out of you earline quickly and leaves you wondering quite what just happened. It’ll claw you back soon enough though.
Listen to Bake Your Silly here: