Awards win a treat for Leopold’s

Taking out Emerging Artist of the Year at last month’s Gold Coast Music Award is just the beginning of a big six months for Leopold’s Treat.

They’ve got four massive gigs on the horizon, plus a video, plus – as part of their Music Awards win – a slot at Bluesfest’s busking stage next Easter.

The band’s namesake, Kate Leopold said they felt overjoyed and accomplished on the back of the win.

“It all happened so quickly,” she said. “It just felt amazing to be the ones chosen for that category amongst so many other pretty cool musicians… the ones to be walking up there accepting the award.”

“It was a bit of a blur, but at the same time, we just felt complete gratitude.”

Kate said the win will activate the band on another level.

“It’s given us a bit of a call to action,” she said. “It’s, I guess the prize package has opened up some pretty cool opportunities, in addition to what we already have on for the rest of the year.”

“We had so many words of support and words of congratulations just being there… being amongst the finalists. And it felt like there was some recognition there from people we didn’t even know, which was really nice.”

The band is in the throes of rehearsing for their double-header at Soundlounge next month, which sees both Leopold’s Treat and Julia Rose launch new releases. Julia Rose is formally releasing EP Romeo and Leopold’s are releasing their live four-track EP, recorded at the launch of their album Cold River. 

You get a free online download of the EP with your ticket to the gig.

Kate said that the whole set was recorded at their album launch but they narrowed the EP to the best four songs.

“I listen to it and it takes me right back to the night,” Kate said. “I thought the Hounddogs & Bullfrogs track was better than the recording.”

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Leopold’s Treat will be joined by Julia Rose at Soundlounge on Friday 22 July for one hell of a double EP launch. Katie Who and Sophia Koop fill out the bill. It’ll be a cracker. Tickets here.

PHOTO CREDIT: Dan Maynard Photography

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