Léanie Kaleido comes from a musical family -- her father is Yardbirds guitarist Top Topham -- and has been writing and recording piano-based orch pop for some time now. She's set to release her new album, How to Weigh a Whale Without a Scale, this Friday which was produced by Ride's Mark Gardener at the band's OX4 studio.
While Léanie grew up "snogging posters of Ride and wanting to be PJ Harvey," she doesn't imitate her heroes and lets her songs be the way they are. “Not especially cool", she says, “but I’m really proud of some of my lyrics. Getting ‘salient verities’ into a song gave me a lot of satisfaction!"