The Leers


The Leers are a four-piece Alternative Indie Rock band from Mt. Maunganui, New Zealand. They recently debuted in the U.S. with their EP, Time It Takes, earlier this year on. Jan 12th, 2018.

In 2016 The Leers went into Red Bull Studios to record their first album as a group, “Are You Curious”. Engineered by Ben Lawson and produced by Sven Petterson of The Checks and Racing fame, the record showcased the band’s outstanding musicianship, having often been referred to as an alt-junkies wet dream.

The lead single from the album, “I Can’t Cope” was a hit across New Zealand, having been picked up by radio stations like Radio New Zealand and the Radio One Breakfast Show. Receiving over 200k streams on Spotify, the track was also featured on the Discover Weekly and New Music Friday Spotify playlists, catapulting the band to its current 8.4k monthly listeners.

Ready to take the U.S by storm, A Time it Takes will contain favorites from Are You Curious, having received a full re-mix from In Flight Music Group’s Matt Salazar, and a complete re-master from Brian Lucey, known for his work with artists like The Black Keys, Royal Blood, The Shins, and so on.

Band Members

Matt Bidois- Lead Vocals, Guitar

James Kippenberger- Lead Guitar

Jacob Buchan- Bass/Background Vocals

Jack Furniss-Drums