Little Destroyer’s music is, like its band name, both intimate and powerful. Creating a sound that’s achingly bleak and infectiously upbeat, the trio has chosen to maintain key elements of Legs’ dark melodies and blend them with a more electronic pop. The group is fast establishing a signature style based on shifts between aggressive energy and atmospheric, distorted synths.
First uniting in 2013 under the name Legs, singer Allie Sheldan and brothers Chris and Michael Weiss connected over a mutual desire to score some festival tickets. After gelling in the rehearsal room, the trio began to craft, in Sheldan’s words, “very experimental, alternative noise music”, and found moderate success pursuing its difficult sound. But when life led the softly spoken frontwoman to move to L.A., the band was forced to shelve the project—until the three friends reconnected in California with a new producer.
Now splitting their time between their hometown and L.A., the Vancouver natives have been creating tracks with a new vigour.