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There are at least four artists with this name:

1) Leaves is an Icelandic indie band which came to prominence in 2002.

Icelandic indie band Leaves will release its third album this spring. The album, called We Are Shadows, will be available through download and mail order on May 11th. Four years in the making, the album sees the band develop their sound and songwriting even further.

Formed early in 2001 the band has an interesting story to tell. It all began when Arnar Guðjónsson and Hallur Már Hallsson rented a house in downtown Reykjavík. Arnar had been in a popular band but had songs in stock which didn’t fit their style. This happened when computer recording was in its early days, the house was transformed into a studio and demos for songs piled up. Through series of coincindences the demos ended up at the offices of record labels in London and Los Angeles which immediately showed interest. Old friends; Arnar Ólafsson (guitar, vocals), Andri Ásgrímsson (keys) and Bjarni Grímsson (drums) began playing the songs with Arnar and Hallur and soon the band was formed. After some pondering the group settled on Leaves as an apt name. Referring to Five Leaves Left, the first album of English legend Nick Drake.
Leaves practiced mercilessly and played their first gig at a converted art gallery at the Airwaves festival in October 2001. For the summer everyone in the band sensed that something special was happening and the interest from abroad did nothing to dampen that feeling.

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  • Cat_007

    yes, very pop last album. even sometimes catch myself - is it boys2men?! its a pity....((

    26 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Shannonline

    new album is sickeningly pop, not what I was hoping for \:

    25 Oct 2013 Reply
  • hildurhil

    the new album is amazing!! you can find it on spotify and here http://shop.recordrecords.is/

    12 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Cat_007

    Cool band! WAITING FOR NEW ALBUM)))

    8 Jun 2013 Reply
  • shakermaker05

    So... new single is out. What's the release date for the new record....anyone?

    1 May 2013 Reply
  • Acquiescence

    'The Sensualist' is good, but it's not a patch on anything from We Are Shadows, apart from 'Planets' maybe. Still, really looking forward to the forthcoming album.

    14 Apr 2013 Reply
  • shakermaker05

    My 1st band over 1,000 plays!

    17 Jul 2012 Reply
  • shakermaker05

    New album, pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease!

    20 Jun 2012 Reply
  • Shannonline

    new album would be very lovely indeed ^__^

    28 May 2012 Reply
  • just_Kish

    Spanish Leaves is The Gathering reincarnated [2]

    31 Mar 2012 Reply
  • suededead

    "Do I Sink" is great! Hope new album is coming soon

    17 Mar 2012 Reply
  • GreenlightRadio

    NEW ALBUM 2012 - Official Website, leaves.is

    2 Feb 2012 Reply
  • shakermaker05

    Just discovered these guys this year, by far the best band I added to my catalogue in that time span. So far I just have "Breathe", but just opened up the wallet to import "We Are Shadows" from Iceland. Can't wait to hear it! Brilliant band, beautiful music.

    24 Sep 2011 Reply
  • Bosmr

    Raiiiza, +1, seems like Anneke again joined TheGathering. ;) "While the light continues spinning" офигительный албом, по атмосфере очень напоминает Nighttime Birds. Поклонникам The Gathering лучших времен творчества настоятельная рекомендация к многократному прослушиванию.

    23 Sep 2011 Reply
  • Raiiiza

    Spanish Leaves is The Gathering reincarnated. +1

    18 Jun 2011 Reply
  • VitaliyKarlov

    shakma best what i am listning last year :D

    14 Jun 2011 Reply
  • irreal_ru

    Spanish Leaves is The Gathering reincarnated.

    6 May 2011 Reply
  • Taco_Chopper

    The wiki is in need of some serious TLC.

    4 May 2011 Reply
  • Bad_Seed

    Loving the Spanish Leaves.

    12 Apr 2011 Reply
  • randomnessyfun

    i can't find them on Spotify grrrrrr.... i love them

    13 Mar 2011 Reply
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