PAUL VICKERS AND THE LEG

At the core of the The Leg’s musical boot-room are the long-term trio of mercurial vocalist and driving force Dan Mutch, cellist, producer and one-man scratch orchestra Pete Harvey and percussive polymath Alun Scurlock. The three have played together for the best part of twenty years. Recently augmenting their sound with guitarist James Metcalfe and returning compadre John Mackie on bass, the swelling ranks making for a sound more fulsome and addictive than ever before.

Somewhere along the way Mutch and co collided with Paul Vickers (former frontman of Dawn of the Replicants) whose skewed yarns created a demented kind of magic across five Replicants albums, and whose muse was now flying solo. With eight Peel Sessions under their combined belts, a star-crossed alliance was born. Over the last decade, and in parallel to their own catalogue of releases (most recently on Edinburgh’s highly regarded but currently mothballed Song, by Toad Records), The Leg have provided muscle, heft and salty shout-alongs to Vickers’ post-punk Pied Piper over three LPs. And given Harvey and Scurlock’s moonlighting with the likes of pop radio favourites Withered Hand, Modern Studies and King Creosote, Paul Vickers and The Leg are now firmly rooted in Edinburgh’s fertile if often unheralded underground micro music scene.

 ‘Like Beefheart performing to a medieval court’Mojo
‘Wilfully archaic fairytale-kingdom sooth-saying’The List
‘Hugely musically impressive’The Scotsman
‘A wonderful, eccentric vision of the art of noise’ The Herald
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