KIRAN LEONARD – Grapefruit (Moshi Moshi)

Kiran Leonard is only 20, but when listening to this album you’d have thought he was twice that age to come up with a range of influences this far-reaching. Oldham-born Leonard has been writing since he was 14, and his music veers from Pavement to Beefheart, while his lyrics can often be surreal. The songs vary from two-minute vignettes to 16-minute suites, and while not an easy listen, there’s a manic genius here.
Secret Police