The Leopards celebrate the 20th anniversary reissue of their debut album, by re-releasing it.

Available once again via the Creeping Bent Organisation, ‘They Tried Staying Calm’ will be available on CD in its original packaging.

The band play a rare live gig to celebrate the reissue, at the Old Hairdressers, Glasgow, on 23rd November.

The four-piece were one of the most notable Scottish acts to emerge from the fertile mid-90s scene, making their live debut at Postcard Records’ short-lived Fin de Siecle club, which took place in Glasgow’s city’s RAF Club.

Vocalist / guitarist / writer Mick Slaven had previously played with Postcard-associated acts Jazzateers and Bourgie Bourgie, and bassist Campbell Owens was a member of Aztec Camera for their two classic Postcard singles ‘Just Like Gold’ and ‘Mattress of Wire’.

The band recorded two Peel sessions for BBC Radio 1, as well as sessions for BBC Radio London and BBC Radio Scotland.

After working with the likes of James Kirk (Orange Juice), Paul Haig (Josef K), Paul Quinn & The Independent Group, Vic Godard and Malcolm Ross (Josef K), they released one more long-player, ‘Never Been The Same’, before going on hiatus, before re-emerging to work with Lloyd Cole.

The Leopards are currently putting the final touches to their third album, due for release in 2018.