The Stormy Petrel - A Review

Written by Bill Adams Wednesday, 17 February 2010 18:45

Leatherface - The Stormy Petrel CompetitionSome records – whether they're brand new or not – have this sort of lived-in quality that will just set a mind at ease when they start playing. It might be the lyrics that speak just right or the guitar tone that feels like the listener is sitting in the eye of a storm, or a rhythm section that strikes just the right chord in a listener but, whatever it is, it just feels like home. That's the sort of feeling that The Stormy Petrel – Leatherface's first album released since 2004's Dog Disco and also the first on the band's own label – imbues in listeners.

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A Little Bit of History

Written by BUF Tuesday, 16 February 2010 22:40

Joseph Hodgson - The Stormy PetrelThe following is from Dix Noonan Webb auction site and contains some interesting facts in the eventful life of Joseph Hodgson, The Stormy Petrel. If anyone can shed light on what happened to the medal please tell us via our contact page.


An early Board of Trade Medal for Gallantry in Saving Life at Sea from the W. H. Fevyer Collection was awarded to Joseph Hodgson, “The Stormy Petrel” of Sunderland, whose lifesaving exploits were recounted in The Illustrated London News.

Board of Trade Medal for Gallantry in Saving Life at Sea, V.R., large, silver (Joseph Ray Hodgson, Wreck of the “Trois Sœurs” on the 4th January 1856) fitted with a scroll suspension, edge bruising and some contact marks, nearly very fine £450-550.

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Leatherface Tour Dates 2010

February - March

Feb. 21st - London @ Call The Office + Yesterday's Ring / Sinkin Ships
Feb 22nd - Toronto @ Wrong Bar + Yesterday's Ring / Sinkin Ships / Summer of 92
Feb 23rd - St. Catharines + Yesterday's Ring / Orphan Choir
Feb 24th - Toronto @ Wrong Bar + Fucked Up / Yesterday's Ring
Sam Sutherland will be interviewing Leatherface on February 24th when we play Toronto / Canada for  AUX / Exclaim Web TV! (
Check out the Web Site as the interview should be available to see after the 24th February 2010!
Feb. 25th - Ottawa @ Babylon + Lemuria / Yesterday's Ring / Year Zero, I Refuse
Feb. 26th - Chicoutimi @ Le Bunker+ Yesterday's Ring / Crash Ton Rock / Lemuria
Feb 27th - Québec @ Le Cercle + Yesterday's Ring / Crash Ton Rock / Lemuria
Feb 28th - Montreal @ Foufounes Électriques + Yesterday's Ring / Crash Ton Rock / Whiskey Trench
March 1st - Longgueuil @ Brasseries Les Gaulois d'Amériques + Yesterday's Ring
March 2nd - Peterborough @ The Dobro + Yesterday's Ring
March 3rd - Kingston @ The Mansion + Yesterday's Ring

March 4th - Aliston BOSTON @ Harpers Ferry  + Yesterdays Ring / Bridge & Tunnel
March 5th - Brooklyn NYC @ The Knitting Factory + Yesterdays Ring / Bridge & Tunnel
Interview with Matt Pullman of to be released after the 5th of March
March 6th - Asbury Park @ Asbury Lanes + Yesterdays Ring / Bridge & Tunnel
Radio Session for Jack Rabbid - NYC
March 7th - Philadelphia @ North Star Bar + Yesterdays Ring / Riot Before
March 8th - Richmond @ Canal Club + Yesterdays Ring / Riot Before
March 9th - Charlotte @ The Milestone + Yesterdays Ring / Riot Before
March 10th - Chattanooga @ JJ Bohemia + Yesterdays Ring / Riot Before
March 11th - Atlanta @ The Drunken Unicorn + Yesterdays Ring / Drug Prowling Wolves
March 12th - Tallahassee @ St. Mike's Pub (513 West Gaines Street) $8. + Yesterday's Ring / Witchfinger / Lucky Scars
March 13th - Harvest of Hope Fest - St Johns County Fairgrounds, St Augustine -
March 14th - Tampa Bay@ Crowbar + Yesterdays Ring
March 15th - Orlando @ Backbooth + Yesterdays Ring


May 2nd - Punk & Bowl, Bloomsbury, London


May 8th - Lansing, Michigan @ Mac's Bar + Ninja Gun

May 9th - Cleveland, Ohio @ Now That's Class + Ninja Gun

May 11th - Providence @ Jerkey's

May 12th - New York City @ The Knitting Factory + Ninja Gun

May 13th - Baltimore @ Ottobar

May 14th - Virginia Beach @ Jewish Mother

May 19th - Denver, Colorado @ Marcis Theatre

May 22nd - San Francisco @ The Bottom of The Hill



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