By Liz Ansley December 1, 2016

I Know Leopard Rather Be Lonely

Following the release of their brilliant new single ‘Rather Be Lonely’, preeminent Sydney dream-pop quartet I Know Leopard are crouched and ready to begin 2017 the right way – with a whirlwind summer tour.
It has been, unquestionably, a hallmark year for the band. 2016 saw them sign to nationally revered label Ivy League Records (also home to The Rubens, Bad//Dreems, Cloud Control, Alpine and many more) and embark on two mammoth national support tours with The Paper Kites and Holy Holy.

In October, I Know Leopard released ‘Rather Be Lonely’, their anti-love anthem produced by Steve Schram (Paul Kelly, Tiny Little Houses) to myriad praise; most notably in the form of an immediate add to full rotation on triple j. The irreverent, whimsically morbid accompanying clip, created and directed by Wyatt Winbourne (who’s made videos for Mac DeMarco and Joey Bada$$), premiered on Yen and drew attention from music media across the country.The infamous Australian music industry summer slump may be just over the horizon, but as in the wild, these Leopards don’t rest at the same time as everyone else. They’ll be spending the holiday season hunting for fresh new sonic territory, burying themselves deep into the studio jungle, ready to pounce into 2017 and snatch it in their jaws.

A note from the director, Wyatt Winborne –
“This video came about very serendipitously. I shot the film in the Spring of 2016, and had been stuck in post production for about 5 months before I realized that it just did not work as a short film. Initially I was disheartened. I had invested a lot of time and energy into this project but still felt entirely dissatisfied with each of the millions of cuts I produced. So, head in hands, I walked away from it. I thought I would give it time to breathe and that when I came back to it, I would have some sort of revelation that would transform the film. Unfortunately this doesn’t really happen. There’s a lot you can do in editing, but at the same time there’s only so much. After, a few months away from the project however, I was browsing through Indie Shuffle trying to find some new music, and I came across Rather Be Lonely. I instantly knew I had to try to turn the short into a music video. I was convinced it would work. So I messaged the band very unprofessionally through Facebook and they were kind enough to give me a chance. Sure enough, after the first cut I knew the video was finally going to work the way I wanted it to (thanks to the incredible depth of what, on the surface, might sound like a normal pop song). The rest is history.”

‘Rather Be Lonely’
Single Tour

Tickets on sale now
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Wed 8 Feb
Collingwood Open Series
@ The Gasometer (18+)
Melbourne, VIC

Ph: 1300 762 545

Fri 10 Feb
Hudson Ballroom (18+)
Sydney, NSW

Ph: 1300 GET TIX

Sat 11 Feb
Mountain Goat Valley Crawl
@ The Foundry (18+)
Brisbane, QLD