Leif Erikson

Listen: Leif Erikson - “Concrete & Steel”

Jul 06, 2017

London five-piece band Leif Erikson have shared the new single from their forthcoming self-titled, debut mini-album out August 25th via Arts & Crafts. The gently propulsive track feels like the wind at your back, while incongruently, lead singer and guitarist Sam Johnston's lyrics grapple with inner city disaffection. Check it out below. You can also catch them touring the UK in November.

For those unfamiliar, the press release describes the band: "Leif Erikson are a London-based five-piece who craft quietly emotive, effortlessly explorative transatlantic pop: five unique life journeys brought together under the namesake of a little-known Icelandic explorer, believed by many to have been the first Westerner to reach the shores of America. And at a time when an increasing number of new bands see depth and substance as a potential commercial risk, lead singer and guitarist Sam Johnston's socially conscious lyrics project a disarming honesty. Here are songs which offer the kind of thoughtful interiority that, while grounded in intimate observation, feel instantly relatable to anybody struggling to find meaning and comfort amidst the hectic concerns of inner city living."

Concrete and Steel by Leif Erikson on VEVO.

Fall Tour Dates:
Sept 7th - Oslo, London (Headline)
Nov 2nd - Deaf Institute, Manchester (w/Island)
Nov 3rd - Think Tank, Newcastle (w/Island)
Nov 4th - La Belle Angele, Edinburgh (w/Island)
Nov 6th - Brudenell Games Room, Leeds (w/Island)
Nov 7th - Bodega, Nottingham (w/Island)
Nov 8th - Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham (w/Island)
Nov 9th - The Cookie, Leicester (w/Island)
Nov 10th - Lousiana, Bristol (w/Island)
Nov 11th - The Hope & Run, Brighton (w/Island)