If a lovelorn ’60s girl group was put through the punk grinder, thrown into a sweaty tour van and sent across the country, you might get something like Nice Try, the self-released sophomore album from Cincinnati’s Leggy. Made up of high school friends Véronique Allaer, Kerstin Bladh, and Chris Campbell, Leggy describe themselves as “blond-heavy nü garage indie punk poptarts,” which is pretty right-on considering the sound of their latest record.
Like their 2014 EP, Cavity Castle, their newest six-song EP was co-produced by John Hoffman and current Vacation guitarist and former Tweens drummer Jerri Queen. The result is a familiar mix of sneering garage-rock guitar riffs playing on woozy surf vibes with sinking bass and well-placed whammies that would fit well on a bill between Brenda Lee and The Cramps.
Nice Try is available to stream below, and scroll on for upcoming Leggy tour dates.
Leggy tour dates
12 Memphis TN at MURPHY’S
13 Denton TX at 35 Denton
14 Austin TX at Beerland, Texas
15 Austin TX at SxSW
16 Austin TX at SxSW
17 Tulsa OK at Hillman’s Garage
22 Louisville KY at Haymarket Whiskey Bar
23 Nashville TN at Springwater Supper Club
24 Cincinnati OH at THE COMET
28 Cincinnati OH at Tacocracy