to co-vocalist Gian, who was sufficiently enamoured to invest in an embroidered denim jacket bearing their name. It
transpired to be a significant bonding point for a band who would be drawn together from a shared love of bright
melodies and dark dancefloors, a visual and musical aesthetic that defines their own art-pop style today.
Beyond the rich Scottish tradition of post-punk and angular pop that threads from Orange Juice through to Franz
Ferdinand, The Vegan Leather wear their more electronic influences on their sleeves. Soulwax, Metronomy, LCD
Soundsystem have been listed as sources of inspiration by the band, as have acts as diverse as Kraftwerk and
Chaka Khan. Regardless of personal heroes, the Paisley band have forged their own path to creating infectious pop melodies that retain razor-sharp cultural insight.
The party continues.