LEOPARD RAYS Are Making Their Name From The North-East Of England, Returning With Vigour On New Single “Curtain Calls”

Published on 10 December 2021 at 19:15


By Angus Sinclair



Leopard Rays have today released their new single “Curtain Calls”, continuing a trend of exuberating confidence in the tracks that they present to a growing cluster of fans.


There is something distinctly confident and soothing about the voice of lead singer Luke Dawkins, who commands the music and merges his vocal talent with the alternative rock mood that the band emanates. 


Dawkins is accompanied by Sean McCloskey on guitar, Tom Pattison on bass and David Wilcox guiding the flow with fantastic aptitude atop his drum set. 


In “Curtain Calls”, the catchy and rhythmic layers of the song cannot fail to infect you and draw you in, exhibiting shades of self-professed inspirations such as Oasis and Pearl Jam. 


The fresh release truly succeeds in not only captivating but sustaining the listener throughout. The waves of vocals slide through the instrumentals like a knife through butter.




Despite the obvious hurdle that every aspiring band or artist can resonate with – the covid-19 pandemic - Leopard Rays have achieved a lot in their budding career, boasting a collection of stages including Stockton Calling, Gathering Sounds Festival, and the inaugural Hellapolooza. 


Additionally, the Hartlepool-based four-piece have been playlisted on BBC Music Introducing and have performed as support acts for prominent industry outfits such as Pulled Apart by Horses and Estrons. 


Recently, Leopard Ray continued to tick the boxes in their ascent up the ladder. Indeed, the boys completed a resounding opening performance at this year’s Twisterella Festival in Middlesbrough.


The song is the 11th released on major streaming platforms since the inception of a music career that is gaining steam and on course to culminate in a distinguished career in the alternative rock industry. 


Hartlepool possesses an expansive pool of thriving local music, but Leopard Rays are swiftly establishing themselves at the forefront, and the sky really is the limit.






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