Wednesday 24 November 2021

Leif Erikson - 200 Times

Having quickly become a band that I can so readily post about without having to hear beforehand, purveyors of the finest guitar music we've had the pleasure of listening in recent times, Leif Erikson, have today returned with their brand new single 200 Times. With their natural ability in churning blissfully layered pop music, the band once more deliver another elongated head nodder that's packed in rich melodies and personal lyrics. And frontman and songwriter, Sam Johnston, considers the lyrics to be some of his most personal yet: “They hark back to when I was working as a chef, at the same time as avidly making music, and in true culinary fashion probably burning a little too much of that midnight oil… I was pretty physically and emotionally drained at times but had to really push through. That said it was a period of tremendous fun, friendship and creativity. They also have a mystical quality which I like to think has become part of my lyrical style. I was inspired by Yoko Ono’s fluxus score concept which is a really interesting artistic tool. The line “a thousand suns setting in the sky” is a nod to Yoko.” Take a listen for yourselves below. ‘200 Times’ comes ahead of the band's sold-out show at London’s Electrowerkz this evening and upcoming tour dates.


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Brighton, Hope & Ruin | 29 November

Glasgow, King Tut’s | 1 December

Huddersfield, The Parish | 2 December


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