French synthwave icon Carpenter Brut will be returning to the UK in October with his 'Leather Patrol' tour. Earlier this year Carpenter Brut released the 'Leather Teeth' album the soundtrack to the imaginary 80's horror film that told the story of Bret Halford (you see what he did there) aka Leather Teeth leader of Leather Patrol. If you have a love of 80's movie soundtracks and so bad they're great movies such as 'Trick Or Treat', 'Hard Rock Zombies' or 'Black Roses' then the new single 'Beware The Beast' from the album is an essential watch. So please read on for more about Carpenter Brut and the 'Leather Patrol' tour:
Having received rave support from Radio 1, ‘Beware The Beast’ is a huge synthrock anthem featuring Mat McNerney (Vomitorium, Code, Grave Pleasures) on vocals. The video features 80s horror film style visuals created by Carpenter Brut detailing the unstoppable monstrous rise of the fictional band Leather Patrol.
‘Beware The Beast’ is taken from the critically acclaimed new album Leather Teeth released earlier this year. Leather Teeth is the soundtrack of a dark coming-of-age film, pulling together dirty synthesizers, stomping rave beats and big rock riffs. The album follows the story of Bret Halford, an introverted science student. He likes a girl who doesn’t like him and much prefers the team’s star quarterback. Bret gets mad. He tries to create a concoction that will allow him to control them all, but ends up disfigured and decides instead to become a rock star. This is how he will seduce the girl, and all other girls: by becoming Leather Teeth, singer of Leather Patrol.
Bret Halford (aka Leather Teeth) is an inspired mix between Bret Michaels from Poison and Rob Halford from Judas Priest, and this is the soundtrack of an imagined movie from 1987, of a cheerleader (the track ‘Cheerleader Effect’), of glances exchanged during a ‘Sunday Lunch’, only to become ‘Monday Hunt’.
Carpenter Brut is telling the story of Leather Teeth through extensive touring this year. Following his sold out headline show at London’s KOKO in March, he has played shows throughout Europe and America, including appearances at festivals including Coachella. He will be performing at further festivals this summer including Primavera, Hellfest and many more. Full October UK headline tour dates can be found below.
CARPENTER BRUT OCTOBER UK HEADLINE TOUR
22nd – London, Forum
23rd – Bristol, Motion
24th – Manchester, Ritz