Meet Leon Francis Farrow
We are a Band and a gang alike. We share a lot of interests, as for example listening to our favourite bands from the 60s (like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Band, The Kinks, The Who, CCR, Led Zeppelin), and from more recent times (like Wilco, The Black Keys, The White Stripes, The Libertines, The Strokes, Belle and Sebastian, Alabama Shakes, Martin Kohlstedt, Curtis Harding or even Mac Demarco if you will…). Of course, we do have a special thing for all the great musicians we have met in person and/or become friends with on the road or in our neighbourhoods in Berlin and Hannover (like Consolers, Yesterday Shop, Matthew Emerson Brown, Laura Gibson, A Tale of Golden Keys, Aidan Knight, Ultimate Painting, Vil, Hannah Epperson…).
Apart from the music, we also like to hang out together at Places like Galatea Wine Bar or Twin Pigs in Neukölln or Feinkost Lampe in Linden (although admittedly Stephanusstübchen is the real Hannover deal). We are interested in literature (while some all-time favourites include the 20th and 21st century embodiment of Sturm und Drang in the form of Kerouac’s “On the Road”, Hesse’s “Steppenwolf”, and Wofgang Herrndorf’s “Tschick”, another big field of interest is literature on life in Berlin and on the city’s more recent history: Sven Regener’s “Herr Lehmann”, Curt Riess’ “Berlin, Berlin” and Döblin’s iconic “Berlin Alexanderplatz”, to name a few significant ones.), and theatre also plays an important role (especially Schaubühne is a frequently visited place; Phil particularly digs Thomas Ostermeier and Lars Eidinger). During the warmer days, you can also find us playing soccer on Tempelhof Airfield, or on a small pitch hidden in some backstreet of Kreuzberg – even though everyone seems to move away, and usually Lukas and Jacco have a much better time playing soccer in Hannover (probably the reason why they’re still living there apart from the occasional night out at Café Glocksee, Faust or Bronco’s – on the Berlin side, Niels particularly breaks even by occasionally visiting Promenadeneck, which is right around the corner and thus a convenient place to go for a dance on an otherwise lazy night).