"Artist of the Month” - Deli LA Blog
“when ‘Intercourse Weapon’ by THE RED LESLIES kicks you a new one, there’s just no going back” - Come Here Floyd
“Raw, guitar driven riffs filled with garage rock drums and Julian Casablancas type of vocals – The Red Leslies fuel this daring track with energy.” - Born Music Online
“Raw, potent punk rock pushed through power pop filters. You can feel some homages here to late 70's proto punk and other punk shifts later.” - American Pancake
The Red Leslies formed in 2015, sparked by the members’ shared love of Art, Classic Records, and Iconic songwriters like Buddy Holly, Lou Reed, and Lennon/McCartney. After three years of performing and building a loyal fanbase in Southern California, they are ready to release their debut album, In White. Intercourse Weapon will be the second single off the album.
Intercourse Weapon is a motorized engine of energy, delivered in technicolor drums and dirty, transistor guitars. The punk, post-punk, and garage revival waves certainly washed over this song once or twice, leaving it with layers of inspiration that result in a nuanced texture.
“I wanted Intercourse Weapon to be a machine of energy, no matter what color or race or gender you are” says Lui, who sings, delivers all the guitars, and intertwines two excellent solos throughout the song.
“This song is like a knot of city life,” says drummer/bassist Adrian, who wanted the song to be “textured like a vhs video”. The drums are acoustic, but distort into a drum machine feel. The urgency of the chords strike immediately a-la Ramones, or The Strokes. The vocal delivery is strong, precise, and stands rooted in emotion, as it sings the incredibly danceable chorus
“I don’t care, I don’t care, anymore . . .”
Collectively over 25k streams on previous track Lucy
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