One band looking forward to the summer season of music festivals coming up is Wivenhoe’s Leyline Pass.

And that’s because since forming back in 2016, its the first time the four-piece have been completely ready to perform their songs.

Made-up of Amy Peacock (vocals), Owen Leate (guitar), Ryan Clarke (bass and guitar), and Connor Sturges (drums), the band first got together through the open mic slots at Essex University.

Amy says: “Owen was working there and I was a student, while Ryan is a Phd student.

“Owen and I just saw each perform and we got chatting about our favourite groups and it went from there really.”

With influences that stretch from Fleetwood Mac, Eva Cassidy, Foo Fighters, The Pixies, and Mumford and Sons, they’ve also been described by BBC Radio Suffolk as sounding a bit like The Corrs.

“That’s pretty good,” Owen smiles, “but we like to think it’s our very different music tastes which give us more of a unique sound.

“We’ve tried to describe it to people but it’s often easier just to say, why don’t you listen to our songs, or come and see us play.”

Of which there is plenty of opportunity to to do with a whole host of appearances now lined-up including the Kelvedon Music Festival on July 14, Clacton’s Beside the Seaside Festival on July 22 and then the Brightlingsea Music Festival, which takes place over the first weekend in August.

Despite some initial line-up changes the band, in their current format, have been playing and writing since the beginning of the year.

“We brought out our first EP pretty much after we’d first got the band going,” Amy continues, “and that got us some good airplay on both BBC Essex and Suffolk but I think after that we needed a bit of time just to work out what we wanted to do and where we wanted to go in terms of our music.”

Now with new release Liar out a few weeks ago, the band are busily writing more and more songs with the aim of releasing another track next month.

Owen says: “I would say the writing is roughly 50 per cent Amy and I but the others do pitch in as well.”

“Fortunately what we don’t struggle with is writing songs,” Amy adds. “It’s the choosing which ones to take forward that’s the problem and then making sure they’re the best they can be. We’ve done all our recording at Tom Donovan’s studio in Rowhedge and he’s been brilliant helping us out.”

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