Kiran Leonard is a mercurially talented 21 year old musician from Oldham, Greater Manchester. He takes inspiration from artists such as Mothers of Invention, Sufjan Stevens, Deerhoof, Albert Ayler, the Residents, Krzysztof Penderecki, the Beach Boys, Don Caballero, Godspeed You! Black Emperor and Adrian Belew. He asks you kindly not to make him pick a favourite.
Kiran garnered much acclaim for his debut album Bowler Hat Soup, and recently signed to Moshi Moshi and released second album proper Grapefruit.
Kiran played several rapturously-received sold out shows in support of the LP. "He attacks this show with a relatively conventional four-piece band, but leads them through some hair-raising tempo changes, alternately stroking and strangling his guitar or detuning it mid-song... Saddleworth’s anti-Jake Bugg is a gawky but compelling presence" said The Guardian, in their four-star review of his last London concert.