"There's no filler on "Friday Night Heroes", not a single wasted note, everything fits like the sparkles in a well-cut diamond. 'Friday Night Heroes' is one of my few favourite lps of 2016, and it'll be playing to admirers and cut-throats and dancers and musicians long after we're all damned dust."
7 Stars "Robert Brokenmouth" I94-bar
Released on the Conquest of Noise label...
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After almost a decade of developing their own style of rock’n’roll, Wollongong/Sydney based Leadfinger release their 5th album…the desire remains as the journey continues with the same 4-piece line-up that has stuck solid since 2008. Over the years Leadfinger have built a reputation for dynamic, twin guitar rock and heart on sleeve delivery of quality songs and on Friday Night Heroes they pushed their musicianship, sound and writing into new realms by bringing in some guest players and changing the method of writing to a more direct ‘in the rehearsal room’ approach.
The songs for Friday Night Heroes were recorded in mid to late 2015 (after 18 months of songwriting and development) at Sydney’s Linear Recording with Wade Keighran (Wolf & Cub, Steve Smyth Band) behind the controls.
Guests on the album include singer/songwriter Leah Flanagan on backing vocals and renowned Sydney bassist Andy Newman (The Visitors/Decline of the Reptiles et al) makes a cameo on the keys but it is Doug Hazell’s Saxophone bursts on Heart on My Sleeve, the haunting Raining in the Dark and closing track My Own Road that have the most impact, bringing a Springsteen like urgency to the album. The title song however is the album’s epic heart, inspired in part by Cunningham’s love of playing live and the unpredictability of venues, turnouts and reactions … the song showcases the band’s intricate guitar interplay and ability to weave a rock’n’roll story.