“Leeds’ favourite blues rock boys are back with another spine-tingling hit, and you’re not going to want to miss it!”
Now if you’ve been following this blog for a while, you know I have a soft spot for well-made, classic sounding Rock ‘n’ Roll. There’s something about a new band creating something quintessentially timeless that makes me want to feature them again and again, which might explain why Late Night Legacy have once again graced the proverbial pages of this humble site.
You might remember, but back in the summer of 2016, I reviewed the band’s latest single Of Our Times. Since then, I have been following their progress with interest, and I thrilled to announce that their newest effort, I Am An Eagle, will be available for purchase on the 24th of June. Not only that, but there’s a tasty new video to go along with it that coming out in less than 24 hours!
Now I have to admit to hearing the track before – after-all, it was on the setlist of the Key Club show that got me into them in the first place – but this version is an entirely different beast. Recorded at The Old Chairworks Studio, it had the legendary David Watts at the helm who is responsible for, among others, some of The Kaiser Chiefs’ and Skindred’s heaviest hitters. Not only that, but it was mixed by the award-winning Lex Shellard, giving the final product all the smoothness of The Amazing Spider-Man or Men In Black 3.
The result is a groove-infused, rough-and-ready anthem with one of the funkiest riffs to come out of the summer so far.
As always, the vocals are undeniable, with frontman Kitto balancing the rough and the smooth with characteristic ease. Combined with an irresistible bassline, the vocals hit on just the right amount of sleaze to pack a punch, but it’s in quieter moments that their cleanness really shines through.
The lyrics are self-affirming to the point of being anthemic, but the funk that infuses every layer of the instrumentation ensures they never once border on pithy. Instead, what could easily veer into inspirational-fodder instead holds the tongue in cheek sparkle that the four-piece are so famous for, a sense of humour that the video has in abundance.
It’s really rare that a music video can actually make me laugh, but this one managed it. More than that, it got me so invested in it’s ridiculous narrative, that by the end of it it felt genuinely heartwarming. It’s hardly the first time Late Night Legacy have dabbled in surrealism for their videos, but this feels like the most well-realised vision of all, and it pretty much has everything you could want.
23 thoughts on “Late Night Legacy “I’m An Eagle” // Review”
I’ve never heard of them before but I will definitely be checking out the video when it comes out😝
This definitely isn’t the type of music that I would normally listen to, but I love listening to new stuff! Thanks for sharing!
Just Wow … This is my Music . I will definitely checking out the music . Thumbs up 🙂
never heard about them but they look intersting!
Thank you for the recommendation! If I was in the UK I’d definitely go and listen to them live but unfortunately I’m not so I’ll check out the video instead 🙂
Always good to have new music recommendations. They sound like a great sounding band, possibly something my daughter would really enjoy. I shall point her in their general direction.
I don’t have any of their songs in my play list but you’ve pretty much talked about them in good light. good stuff and that’s a packed headline…
Sounds like a band to check out if you are into rock. I used to be years ago and still love a good Bon Jovi song 😉
Oh I need to check them out! Always up to some new bands to listen 🙂 thanks for the review!
I admit I haven’t heard of them before but I’m totally going to check out their video.
Interesting post! It’s always nice to learn about something completely new. I will check that band out at some point.
I have never heard of them but will def go check them out – its the kind of music my son listens to!
Haven’t heard of them before but definitely checking out their Facebook now!
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I’ve not heard of them before. It’s great though that you were asked to write a review about a band you love!
Never heard of them before, but enjoyed reading your post. Will check out their social media accounts.
I am a music lover so I am always looking for new music to listen to. I will have to listen to more of their songs, it has been a while since I have found a ‘new’ good band x
I’ve never heard of these before, I’ll have to go and check them out.
I’ve never heard of them, but it definitely sounds like the kind of music I like!
sounds like u had a great night
i have never heard of them myself either
I’ve not heard of them before but it sounds right up my street, off for a listen now! 🙂
I love rock but have only ever been to 1 concert/gig!
Its a shame that the majority of these shows are in the north, as I’ve just moved back down south and my nearest now would be Milton Keynes (and that’s still far!). Thanks for sharing though, always good to find new bands!