In a community the size of punk, it’s often easy to peg a band’s geographical homebase, even without paying attention to potential accents. Leagues Apart jumped out as British almost immediately, despite the fact that they would sit easily on any label from Tampa, San Diego, or Gainesville. The songs are almost instantly familiar in an inviting way, warm like the climate of aforementioned locales. The Brit comes across in the short acoustic break of “I Consider John Candy to be a Noir Actor” and the Iron Maiden tone at the beginning of “Rampant Horse Is Rampant.” Leagues Apart will have you raising a proper pint while reminiscing about your first Fest experience. Into it.
–Matt Seward (All In Vinyl)