LABEL NEWS: Huddersfield musician Leo Brazil has launched Birds and Beasts Records


The label releases music written and recorded by him; distributing digital and physical releases, selling merchandise and promoting live events

Leo is celebrating the launch of his new record label by releasing a collaboration with the band Wadcutter Blues. ‘Tiger Inside’ was recorded entirely live in Leo’s studio.

Leo explains why this song was chosen as the first release ”’Tiger Inside’ is a fun song that I wrote twenty years ago and was a crowd favourite from my early years gigging solo and with my old band The Twitch. It seems fitting to revisit it all these years later at this crossroads in my life. Collaborations are something I plan to explore a lot more, it was a great honour performing this song with Wadcutter Blues…not to mention we had an absolute blast in the studio!”

Wadcutter Blues are a band with a stellar line-up of well known players from Huddersfield. After Leo supported them at Holmfirth Picturedrome last year, he suggested that they pay a visit to his studio and record a few tracks together.

Read our review of the release

Leo on the origins of the label’s name “Birds and Beasts was a band I started with my ex wife, it was my primary focus for almost a decade. We parted company amicably but I’m an emotional guy and it took some time to come to terms with that. I knew I was really proud of all the hard work and I still believe the songs are powerful. I knew I couldn’t entirely say goodbye to that chapter of my life. I’m currently writing and recording some of the best music I’ve ever created and working in a few different styles with different outfits. Uniting all this music under the Birds and Beasts Records umbrella seems a great way of looking to the future and acknowledging the past”.


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