Genre: Scrunge Rock
Official Website: josephineleone.com
Ottawa natives JΘSΞPHINΞ LEΦNE have been an up and coming force in their hometown since 2015. They’ve performed at venues and festivals across Ontario and Quebec, sharing the stage with great talent such as Bif Naked and The Pack AD as well as performing in front of over 10,000 people with Trooper and Loverboy at Kemptville Live Music Festival.
Named after front woman Valerie-Josephine and the Latin word for lion, JΘSΞPHINΞ LEΦNE pulls their influences from bands like Nirvana, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and The Black Keys. With some blues, soul and funk thrown in the mix, they describe their sound as Scrunge Rock. Gritty vocals, swampy funk grooves and fuzzy riffs permeate their songs.
Their first release, a self-titled EP recorded and produced entirely by the band members, came out in 2016 with several songs earning plays on Ottawa’s alternative rock station Live 88.5 FM as well as rotation on numerous campus stations. Next, the band released a series of singles with accompanying music videos in anticipation for their first ever full length album “Gold In The Fire” released October 19, 2019. The first taste of this album was a live off the floor version of “Never Satisfied” which landed plays on radio and podcasts around the world and in late 2018 the album’s first official single “Watch Out” was released. Next they released “Vice Grip” followed by “So Fine” in spring 2019, both receiving enthusiastic feedback with their accompanying provocative music videos, and gaining notable likes from their followers in Indonesia.
As the band prepared their album release for “Gold In The Fire”, they booked a ten-date-tour across Ontario to build momentum and gain exposure outside of Ottawa. After touring in fall 2019, JΘSΞPHINΞ LEΦNE is tighter than ever and ready to rock! Gaining fans in various cities across Ontario and Quebec, they look forward to bringing their groovy rock’n roll to the rest of Canada!