Heavy Leef album set for October 2020 release!

Heavy Leef album set for October 2020 release!

Heavy Leef

David Noel, aka, Heavy Leef

David Noel, aka, Heavy Leef

Heavy Leef (aka David Noel) is a songwriter/musician best known as front man of the psych space rock group, Plastic Overlords, and the now defunct electro group, I Almost Saw GOD in the Metro. An early DIY basement taper, Noel wrote and recorded his first single at 19, quickly amassing hundreds of songs and albums that largely remained unreleased. Noel is known for his unique blending of space rock, British glam, art rock and new wave.     

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Heavy Leef

The definitive collection of Heavy Leef's original home recordings that started it all. This collection spans decades of basement tapes featuring some of the most eclectic psych/glam/space rock anywhere.

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Bio

In the early 1980s, a teenage David Noel saw an ad claiming that if the Beatles could create Sgt. Pepper on a simple 4-track recorder, anybody could. Believing this hook, line, and sinker, Noel purchased a Fostex 4-track tape recorder and started producing his own primitive recordings.

Noel quickly amassed hundreds of songs - some so eccentrically recorded they included objects being dropped out of attics, percussion on pewter salad bowls and toy drum kits, and a revolving roster of musicians who came and went.
A fan of English prog, space rock, and new wave since his childhood, Noel dreamed of owning a Mellotron and making it the prominent instrument in his sound. The dream became a reality in 1993 when Noel took out his first bank loan to purchase a mid-1970s M400. Alas, despite high hopes, the temperamental instrument proved elusive whenever a recording button was pushed.