OnlinePrintRadioRadio 1 DJ Rob da Bank’s favourites and Bestival sensations Fresh Legs follow-up on an amazing summer of action-packed gigging, writing and recording with their debut release for Sotones Records.
Southampton gig and club-goers have known that Fresh Legs were something special since early 2008, when the energetic four-piece, fronted by live-wire Ella blew audiences away supporting fellow indie-pop gems Thomas Tantrum. Championed by TT, a support slot for Fight Like Apes followed.
Others began to take notice, and their recording debut – Chess was released in early 2009 on Yada Yada. The record attracted national attention in the form of airplay on BBC 6Music and Radio 1. Rob da Bank took the band to his heart, and repeat plays and a personal the aforementioned Bestival invitation followed.
Leaping at the opportunity to work with up-and-coming bookers The Mixed Tape Agency (Die!Die!Die!; Situationists), the band soon found themselves plunged into a hectic series of summer gigs including a prime slot on the main stage at Southsea Fest.
Fresh Legs’ Julian EP is fun, unabashed indie goodness. You can literally feel Ella’s passion and energy come across with each little explosive track. Step aside music lovers – Fresh Legs have arrived!