February 2013 sees the release of the 4th Leadfinger album No Room at the Innon Citadel Records. Recorded and produced by the band at Sydney’s Defwolf Studios and Leadfinger’s own Rendezvous Studio, No Room at the Inn revisits classic seventies rock (think Tom Petty, Big Star, Flamin Groovies) without forgetting the band’s seminal roots (MC5, Radio Birdman, The Saints). Eschewing modern-day gadgetry and production tricks, the band relied on vintage recording gear and great songs to create an album that could easily be mistaken for a lost seventies masterpiece.
No Room at the Inn is Leadfinger’s most complex and strongest album to date with opening track YOU’RE SO STRANGE taking listeners on a soul trip to Muscle Shoals via Detroit! CRUEL CITY has the venom lyrics and twisting riffs that give this bitter hometown ode an incendiary pitch whilst PRETTY THING is like hearing a long lost Replacements track, a song that should probably be all over radio like a rash.
The album is available on Vinyl LP, CD and via download from iTunes and the bands website. The LP comes with a free download card that has an unlimited expiry date.
Leadfinger will tour the East Coast of Australia with legendary Australian guitarist Deniz Tek in February/March 2013 to promote No Room at the Inn before continuing to spread their gospel of righteous and dangerous rock’n’roll to the unconverted heathen masses of the world! Stay tuned for more release info and a coupla video clips from the album.
Dillon Hicks – Drums
Michael Boyle – Electric guitar and backing vocals
Reggie Screen – Electric bass guitar
Stewart Cunningham – Vocals, electric and acoustic guitars
Chloe West – Backing vocals on Gimme the Future and You’re so Strange
Bulahdelah Boomerangs RLFC – Hand clapping and beer drinking
Recorded over Winter 2012 at Def Wolf Studios, Sydney
and Leadfinger’s Rendezvous Studio in Helensburgh, New South Wales
Recorded by Steve McCarthy, Stewart Cunningham and Matt Clarke
Produced by Stewart Cunningham