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Luke Leighfield & Jose Vanders - European Tour 2011

Jose and I released a split EP in October 2011 and celebrated the release with a tour throughout Europe. Duncan Howsley came too and made this video.

For more details and to buy the split EP visit lukeandjose.com

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Luke & Jose's remix competition ends TODAY!

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Our remix competition ends today! Listen to the entries here and upload your remix if you haven’t done so yet!

Luke Leighfield & Jose Vanders on tour : Borderline concert review!

Please click on the link to read Hayley Fox’s review of Luke and Jose's concert at The Borderline in London last monday (27.09.2011)!!!

Tonight We Dance Tomorrow We Cry review Luke & Jose's EP!

Teaser : "Consisting of 4 songs, they both cover 2 of each other’s tracks, giving them a unique spin. I will gather you have the intelligence already to decipher that Vanders is of the female-kind, while Leighfield is of the male-kind, offering each other a glimpse into their songs through opposite bodies. While this obviously doesn’t change the songs too much, they are both quite capable of that with their beautiful voices and canny arrangement."

Click on the link to read the full review!

Fizzy Pop review Jose Vanders & Luke Leighfield's split EP!

"Remember when NME used to give away flexi-discs with one artist on each side covering the other artist’s latest song? This very lovely indeed EP by the charming Luke and stunning Jose is the modern day digital equivalent of that. I already wrote about their enchanting cover version of Bon Iver’s Blindsided (here) and this just adds to their canon of beautifully produced, exquisitely delivered tunes. Luke tackles two Jose tunes, that I’m somewhat less familiar with, but that doesn’t affect the impact the songs have. Metal Detector is a bittersweet ode to a foolish fella who may well have all the luck in the world, all the precious gems, but these material possessions will be worthless because he lost his one true chance of happiness. It’s a delicate piano accompaniment with subtle embellishes here and then but essentially just a forlorn ballad that Luke pours his heart into as a tale of loss and regret. Man on Wire continues with the heavenly piano and a studied, careful performance from Luke, giving his interpretation to some beautiful lyrics by Jose. Likewise, when she tackles Have You Got Heart, Jose wraps her lilting vocal around whipsmart lyrics like “university didn’t teach me anything I couldn’t learn from Wikipedia” and ultimately urges you to be a better person; indeed, you actually WANT to be a better person just listening to her sincere and wonderful voice. When Jose sings Every Day it sounds every bit as chart ready as anything Lily Allen, Ellie Goulding or Eliza Doolittle has churned out in the past few years. I urge you to go and buy this EP. not only will it soothe your soul, it will lift your spirits and ensure you look at the world in a different, more positive way. Contented sigh…”

More if you click on the link! :)

"Blindsided" on Sex Music

The “Blindsided" cover by Luke Leighfield and Jose Vanders is the download of the day on Sex Music. Click on the link to download it!

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My split EP with Jose Vanders is out TODAY! Have a listen on Bandcamp. 
Our co-headline tour of the UK/EU starts TOMORROW! Dates at lukeandjose.com.

lukeleighfield:

My split EP with Jose Vanders is out TODAY! Have a listen on Bandcamp

Our co-headline tour of the UK/EU starts TOMORROW! Dates at lukeandjose.com.

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Look what just arrived! (Taken with Instagram at Chez Leighfield).
Pre-order at lukeandjose.com. Artwork by Nicholas Stevenson.

lukeleighfield:

Look what just arrived! (Taken with Instagram at Chez Leighfield).

Pre-order at lukeandjose.com. Artwork by Nicholas Stevenson.

Faded Glamour talks about Luke & Jose's projects!

FADED GLAMOUYR REVIEW BY SAAM DAS. Click on the link for videos and free dld.

The words “free download” and “single” put together in one sentence never fail to confuse me. It’s one or the other surely? I’ll stick with the former. Especially when it’s such a wondrous free download. You might remember Jose Vanders from blog days gone by and she’s teamed up with Luke Leighfield to deliver a very special cover of Bon Iver's 'Blindsided'. Download below.

The duo are putting out a 'Split EP' later this month on Got Got Need records - a record label that I really hope is named after the playground ritual typically involving the swapping of football stickers. Both Leighfield and Vanders are now well journeyed UK solo artists - the latter being one of my tips for 2008(!) - and although success may not come with the new EP, this cover is certainly up there with anything either has done individually.

Wonderfully stirring and a good omen for the forthcoming EP. Listen and download the cover below, and also watch a live version of the original ‘Blindsided’, if you wish.

The 'Split EP' is released on September 19th, immediately followed by a tour across the UK and Europe. More details at lukeandjose.com.

LUKE LEIGHFIELD & JOSE VANDERS
SPLIT EP REVIEW
Luke Leighfield and Jose Vanders are two singer/songwriters with  great talent and poise, so a Split EP was a jolly good idea. The 4 track  EP, released next week gives us Luke covering Jose and Jose covering  Luke, putting an utterly refreshing spin on eachother’s craft. Both of  them have a knack for songwriting, with kooky words about the prospect  of turning 67 and kissing indie boys in dingy clubs, along with some  more uplifting phrases along the way. It’s a simple yet very powerful  record that inspires. 
First up is Luke covering Jose’s, ‘Metal Detector’ the delicate piano provides the ideal companion for Leighfield’s soft vocal. He sings how your life will be, ‘so full of diamonds and so full of pearls, so full of everything that’s good in this world’ but being rich comes at a price becuase, it follows with the harmonic echoing of, ‘You will have lost the girl.’ A sharp start to the EP. 
The baton is transferred to Jose, who gives her own rendition of, ‘Every Day’ open about failed excuses and ‘trying to make every day count.’  Vanders’ voice is beautifully warm and she really brings the truth within to life, ‘We won’t be young forever, we’re aging everyday and there’s no guarantee we’ll even make it through this day.’ Jose’s accompaniment includes strings, giving the track a solid foundation to run along with the high-spirited theme. 
‘Man on Wire’ is offered up for Luke’s turn, the basis being the relevant fear of failure. ‘If  I wrote down a 100 things that I thought that i could do by the time  that I was sixty-seven, would there be another list of ninety-nine  things that I’d miss just because I had a fear of failing.’  The keys vary in tone as Luke makes social plans, ‘Watching movies’ and ‘doing coffee.’ Wonderful. 
‘Have You Got Heart?’ That’s the question, well this song is full of them. ‘Have you got soul? Have you got anything at all?’   Vanders questions throughout the chorus with life’s queries. This  honest interrogation intensifies with a happy beat that encourages you  to clap, bringing this brilliant 16 minute collection to an end. 
Out 19th September on Got Got Need Records. 
HAYLEY FOX

LUKE LEIGHFIELD & JOSE VANDERS

SPLIT EP REVIEW

Luke Leighfield and Jose Vanders are two singer/songwriters with great talent and poise, so a Split EP was a jolly good idea. The 4 track EP, released next week gives us Luke covering Jose and Jose covering Luke, putting an utterly refreshing spin on eachother’s craft. Both of them have a knack for songwriting, with kooky words about the prospect of turning 67 and kissing indie boys in dingy clubs, along with some more uplifting phrases along the way. It’s a simple yet very powerful record that inspires.

First up is Luke covering Jose’s, ‘Metal Detector’ the delicate piano provides the ideal companion for Leighfield’s soft vocal. He sings how your life will be, ‘so full of diamonds and so full of pearls, so full of everything that’s good in this world’ but being rich comes at a price becuase, it follows with the harmonic echoing of, ‘You will have lost the girl.’ A sharp start to the EP.

The baton is transferred to Jose, who gives her own rendition of, ‘Every Day’ open about failed excuses and ‘trying to make every day count.’ Vanders’ voice is beautifully warm and she really brings the truth within to life, ‘We won’t be young forever, we’re aging everyday and there’s no guarantee we’ll even make it through this day.’ Jose’s accompaniment includes strings, giving the track a solid foundation to run along with the high-spirited theme.

‘Man on Wire’ is offered up for Luke’s turn, the basis being the relevant fear of failure. ‘If I wrote down a 100 things that I thought that i could do by the time that I was sixty-seven, would there be another list of ninety-nine things that I’d miss just because I had a fear of failing.’ The keys vary in tone as Luke makes social plans, ‘Watching movies’ and ‘doing coffee.’ Wonderful.

‘Have You Got Heart?’ That’s the question, well this song is full of them. ‘Have you got soul? Have you got anything at all?’ Vanders questions throughout the chorus with life’s queries. This honest interrogation intensifies with a happy beat that encourages you to clap, bringing this brilliant 16 minute collection to an end.

Out 19th September on Got Got Need Records.

HAYLEY FOX