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The new Randolph’s Leap album ‘Cowardly Deeds’ has been out for a few weeks now but neither any lack of mention on here or absence from the launch show is intended to show show any disapprobation. On the contrary it’s a fine record that delivers on the promise of the long awaited full band record.

It’s a joy to hear the eight piece band deployed over a full length record  and whilst there’s a smattering of manic Leap pop (see the video below) other tunes display a greater maturity such as the likes of ‘Under The Sun’ featured on here previously.

All the time a sense of fun pervades the album which is, as usual, enlivened by Adam Ross’s idiosyncratic lyrics.

Disappointingly there doesn’t seem to be much in the way of promotion planned for the near future, although that of course could all happen after their surprise unannounced T in the Park headline slot. Although I may just have given the game away on that. I wish.

Still the new record is available from all good record shops or direct from Olive Grove Records.

In the meantime the band are playing the Edinburgh Film Festival at a screening of ‘About A Boy’ with a live soundtrack from Badly Drawn Boy on Saturday at Summerhall.

Oh yeah, the video for ‘Not Thinking’:

 

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