Following intense public demand, Pete French put a new version of his legendary band Leaf Hound together in the Spring of 2004. The band made their live debut in October of that year at London’s Camden Underworld as special guests to Nazareth. A string of Underworld shows followed with the likes of Mountain, Orange Goblin and Witchcraft. The band quickly established a reputation as a potent and respected live act worthy of the legendary cult status the original band had achieved. The live set features many of the classic Leaf Hound songs from the original album as well as new material that has gone down as well as, if not better, than the original material.
Highly acclaimed appearances at the Tapestry Goes West Festival in the UK and Kaktus Festival in Sweden during the summer of 2005 enhanced their reputation. A showcase performance at London’s Borderline in September brought glowing reviews in various publications including Classic Rock. The band has also made several Radio appearances on stations such as Total Rock and Resonance FM.
In October of 2005 Leaf Hound’s legendary and highly collectable original album, ‘Growers Of Mushroom’ –voted the number one most collectable rock album in Q magazine- was reissued on Repertoire Records. Remastered and repackaged in digipac format, the reissue contains extensive brand new liner notes by Chris Welch and received highly favourable press in several publications. The reissue features a bonus track, ‘Too Many Rock’n’Roll Times’, the first new recording from the band.
A brand new single was released early in 2006 on Rise Above Records and during summer 2006 Leaf Hound appeared at the annual Roadburn Festival in Holland and made a highly acclaimed appearance at the Sweden Rock Festival, as well as headlining the Metal Brew Festival in London.
Leaf Hound's brand new album, ' Unleashed ' was released in November 2007 on the R.A.R.E/Repertoire label to highly positive critical acclaim. The opening track, '105 Degrees', was voted one of the top 100 rock tracks of 2007 by Classic Rock magazine. To launch the release of the album, they headlined the second night of the All Hallows Festival at London's Camden Underworld. In March 2008, they appeared at the Mellotronon Festival in Sweden alongside Opeth and Comus amongst others. 2009 saw the band continue gigging in the UK, including an appearance at the Cambridge Rock Festival. They also played some shows in Belgium. A new live album is in the can and awaiting a release.