As if the Brooklyn suburb of New York hasn't been responsible for bestowing enough great music on the world these past few years. The latest off the production line - if that's the right term to use - are The Antlers. Although not strictly a new band; singer, guitarist and main songwriter initially started the band off as a solo project some five years ago, releasing two albums to minimal critical acclaim. Having recruited drummer Michael Lerner and keyboard player Darby Cicci in the interim period, it was 2009's 'Hospice' that brought them to the attention of a wider audience, culminating in this year's 'Burst Apart', arguably their most consistent long player to date and a surefire candidate for Album of 2011 when those "Best Of" lists are compiled shortly.
Dom Gourlay caught up with the band prior to their recent show at Leeds Festival, and found them in an altogether relaxed and jovial frame of mind, despite the atrocious weather....
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