Leggy – “Kick The Habit” (Stereogum Premiere)

If you’ve never fallen in love with someone who is certifiably bad for you, then congratulations! The rest of us are out here suf-fer-ing. Leggy’s new single explores all of the reasons why a significant other in question is bad news, and how hard it is to kick the habit of depending on them even though you know they’ll be your downfall. “I really do want to stop wanting you/ But I just can’t kick the habit,” Veronique Allaer sings to an ex-lover. Leggy hail from Ohio, and their forthcoming self-titled compilation comprises tracks released on three separate EPs: Grrrls Like Us (2014), Nice Try (2015), and Dang (2016). This song, however, is totally new. Allaer contemplates a series of missteps throughout until she finally hits on what’s really bugging her: “The truth is that I’m tired of sitting in darkness/ Yeah, the truth is I wanna be bigger than my sadness.” Listen and check out Leggy’s upcoming European tour dates below.

Tour dates:

04/14 Manchester @ Ruby Lounge w/ Shonen Knife
04/15 Sheffield @ Audacious
04/16 Birmingham @ O2 Academy w/ Shonen Knife
04/17 London @ Dingwalls w/ Shonen Knife
04/19 York @ Dusk
04/20 Southampton @ Joiners w/ Shonen Knife
04/21 Brighton @ The Haunt w/ Shonen Knife
04/22 Guildford @ Boileroom w/ Shonen Knife
04/23 Norwich @ Arts Centre W/ Shonen Knife
04/24 Colchester @ Arts Centre w/ Shonen Knife
04/25 London @ Brixton Windmill Album Launch Show
04/26 Leeds @ Brudenell w/ Shonen Knife
04/28 Edinburgh @ Summerhall w/ Shonen Knife
04/29 Glasgow @ CCA w/ Shonen Knife
04/30 Dublin @ Whelan’s w/ Shonen Knife
05/01 Belfast @ Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival w/ Shonen Knife
05/04 Liverpool @ Arts Club w/ Shonen Knife
05/05 Nottingham @ Maze w/ Shonen Knife
05/06 Leicester @ Musician w/ Shonen Knife
05/07 Cardiff @ Clwb Ifor Bach w/ Chastity Belt
05/08 Bristol @ Fleece w/ Shonen Knife & Wussy

Leggy is out 4/29 via Damnably.

CREDIT: Amanda Silberling
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