The Rock City archives: 2015

Leftfield, Rock City Main Hall

  • Thursday 8th October 2015


Leftfield today announce that they will be taking their “monumental” (The Times) live show on the road for their first full UK tour in years with 10 dates this October.

Leftfield release their throbbing, acerbic new single Head and Shoulders on 28 August. The song features vocals by Jason Williamson of Sleaford Mods and is the third single to be lifted from the recently released, critically acclaimed top 10 album Alternative Light Source, out now in digital, CD and vinyl formats via Infectious Music.

Listen to Head and Shoulders:

Leftfield, now led solely by Neil Barnes, are one of electronic music's all time greatest acts, and Alternative Light Source is the follow up to Leftism (1995) and Rhythm and Stealth (1999), both of which were nominated for the Mercury Prize. Alongside Sleaford Mods, the record contains collaborations with Ofei, Tunde Adebimpe (TV On The Radio) and Channy Leaneagh of Poliça.

“Leftfield is ahead of the curve, even now” - 9/10, DJ Mag
“Beauty and ecstasy - an impressive return” - 4*, The Guardian
“It has a fantastic visceral dance floor pulse, the only response is fist pumping joy” - 8/10, Mixmag
“Leftfield’s muscular invigorating presence remains undimmed” - 4*, MOJO
“An album that sees Barnes picking up with a snarl where the pair left off” - 4*, Uncut
“a worthy successor… brimming with energy, ideas and diaphragm-rattling bass” - 8/10, Clash
“A masterpiece of texture… Universal Everything is spine-tingling” - 4*, The Observer
“Sharp synth riffs and pulverising rhythm, balanced by carefully chosen vocalists” - Sunday Times