Artist: Leaf Hound

Orgin: London, England

Genre: Classik Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Hard Rock

Label: Ripple Music / Planetworks Enterprises

Link: https://www.facebook.com/LeafHound/info

Bandmember:

Vocals– Peter French
Guitare – Luke Rayner
Bass – Ed Pearson
Drums – Jimmy Rowland

Time For Metal / Rene. W.:
Hello Peter French,
I would like to thank you for taking the time for our magazine and your German supporters. I hope to take a look behind the curtain of your new album Live in Japan and get some internal details about Leaf Hound.

You already recorded Live in Japan 2012. Why did you choose Japan as location and not America or Europe?

Leaf Hound / Peter French:
Hi Guys,

Simply because we were invited by a great guy Ken Matsutani who is a monster fan of the band, he runs Captain Trip Records, in Japan, he consequently struck a deal with me to have Leaf Hound play two dates in Tokyo, and in exchange that Leaf Hound allowed Captain Trip Records to release a special 500 limited copies of Live in Japan, this complete package consisted of having a translucent green Vinyl Album together with the CD, and the DVD. With a hand printed poster.

I must say the Japanese audiences were absolutely amazing to play to, and it was a great experience.

Time For Metal / Rene. W.:
Live in Japan is available in Germany since January 14, 2014. Why did it take so long from the concert to the finished CD/ DVD?

Leaf Hound / Peter French:
Well originally like I said before it was only conceived that it was going to be a limited release in Japan, but things started to happen when Norm of Kansas City Radio managed to purchase a copy of the Japanese release he loved it and started playing it on air in the States on his show, and later I was delighted to be asked to do a live on air interview on Kansas City Radio, this was for about a forty minute show.

It was a little while after this interview went out that Ripple Music in California who I later found out also loved what they heard and asked if they could release the Live in Japan Album on Vinyl, and CD, and DVD. In the States and Europe, I was of course delighted and agreed for Ripple to release it.

Time For Metal / Rene. W.:
Normally, bands put an identical show on either CD and DVD. You choose to sell the CD and DVD as a package, which does not contain identical records. Is there a special reason for this?

Leaf Hound / Peter French:
I guess this was done because the CD has the tracks, which are recorded on the Vinyl, but the complete stage show, is recorded on the accompanying DVD, and this has Eleven live tracks.

Time For Metal / Rene. W.:
You have been active for three years before your band breakup. And now you are already playing together for 10 years after your reunion in 2004. Did you reckon to stay together for a whole decade or was the „new“ Leaf Hound a test, if your fans would still like your music?

Leaf Hound / Peter French:
Experience has taught me that you have to throw your hat into the ring to see what happens, but as an artist I can honestly say that I was very pleased with the Live in Japan Album, it has no frills or overdubs just live and raw as a live gig should be.

Time For Metal / Rene. W.:
When you compare Leaf Hound from 1970 with the nowadays formation, what is the difference but also parallel and what did you take from 1970 into the present?

Leaf Hound / Peter French:
I guess you could say that I took my experience from previously recording and playing with bands like, Atomic RoosterCactusRandy Pie amongst others, I would like to think that I manage to put my own interpretation on the music I have been associated with over the years, and hopefully on anything that Leaf Hound may do in the future.

Time For Metal / Rene. W.:
I’m sorry to say, that you did not record a lot of studio albums so far. After Growers Of Moshroom and Unleashed can we expect a third Leaf Hound-studio album, and when?

Leaf Hound / Peter French:
This has yet to happen but I do have a collection of ideas which Luke my guitarist and I have to go over, so at the moment we need to see what happens over the live in Japan release.

Time For Metal / Rene. W.:
What are your plans for this year? Do you plan some special shows, are you maybe going to visit us in Europe with a new tour or are you still making plans?

Leaf Hound / Peter French:
I am at present putting feelers out to get some gigs put together, would certainly like to play Europe again especially having lived in Hamburg , and recorded there.

Time For Metal / Rene. W.:
Thank you for the small insight in Leaf Hound 2014! To finish our interview, I would like to give you a chance to direct some words at your fans. I wish you the very best for the future!

Leaf Hound / Peter French:
First I would like to say a big thank you for giving me this interview, all I can say is Leaf Hound is a great solid band and yes it is difficult being a cult sized band and to still manage to keep going, so I sincerely hope that the Live Album will do well and enable more people to see and like what they may have missed, sincere thanks to you and all our fans, Peter.

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