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Hometown: Sunderland (UK)


Leatherface is a British punk rock band from Sunderland fronted by Frankie Stubbs. The band is known for an eclectic style spanning American folk music, hardcore punk and post–hardcore.

Formed in August 1988, Leatherface has released eight full–length albums. Leatherface's music has been described as a cross between Hüsker Dü and Motörhead, a notable element being Stubbs' rasping, "gravelly" vocals. The lyrics of the band often feature far–fetched similes, metaphors, wordplay and obscure allusions.

Though never attaining much more than a cult following outside their native country, the band has been cited as an influence by higher–profile punk acts such as Hot Water Music and Dillinger Four. Jack Rabid, music critic and publisher of the music magazine Big Takeover, once listed Leatherface's 1991 release Mush as one of the fifty greatest punk albums of all time.

Rubber Factory Records released a tribute album to Leatherface in 2008 featuring 41 tracks by over 35 artists from several different countries who were influenced by the band, including Hot Water Music, In The Red, Radon, The Sainte Catherines and The Dukes of Hillsborough. It was issued as a double cd in a card gatefold jacket and was limited to just 2000 copies.

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