Sheffield band Luxury Goods have definitely succeeded on their mission to provide the public with all their alternative pop fix. The band, however, aren’t just one in space, with a nod to different genre’s and influences, they’re carving out their own unique mould in their corner of the music industry.
‘Again’ is their latest offering, and once again showcases their own unique formula. Leonie’s exceptional vocal delivery and vocal flick is distinctive, but also fluctuates well with the ambient, warm synths and catchy guitar melodies that are situated on top of groovy drums.
Speaking to us about the release, Leonie tells us: “’Again’ is wholeheartedly about periods. It’s the first song I’ve ever written and released that is purely about the relationship with my own body, rather than about my relationships with other people.
The main inspiration came from the fact that a lot of my friends often pointed out my love for talking about periods, and they were right! I think it’s still a major taboo topic, there is a lot of misunderstanding, and there is a lot we can all learn about the hormonal cycle and how it impacts the bodies and minds of people with periods. I’m still learning every day, which is why I love talking about it and why I decided to write a song about it. Everyone’s experiences are different and it’s really eye-opening when you push yourself to be open about periods and have honest conversations.
The writing and recording process was super fun, especially because I got to share something so personal to me with the band. Steel City Studio, where we recorded the track with Callum Benson, was also a great place to further develop the song and play around with sound effects and harmonies.
‘Again’ has inspired me to challenge myself further in my songwriting and be less apologetic about the things and experiences that I want to put out there for people to connect with.”
Championed by BBC Radio 6, BBC Introducing, the BBC Introducing Hot List and Amazing Radio, as well as playing Tramlines, Liverpool Sound City, ESNS, Long Division and Y Not Festivals, it’s clear to see praise is in abundance and Luxury Goods are in demand. With a debut EP in the pipeline, we can’t wait to see what happens next.