Leif Erikson – Question Time

Labels:ferryhouse
Number of Tracks:1
Total Time:00:04:02
From the Album:Question Time
Formats:Non-Commercial,NPR,Triple A
Available Date & Time: Jan 17 2020 11:30:00 EST
Impact Date: Jan 17 2020 00:00:00

Leif Erikson – Question Time [17.01.2020]

Alternative/Folk/Singer-Songwriter

FFO: The War on Drugs, Ten Fé, Gengahr, Blaenavon, Kurt Vile, Father John Misty
 

After releasing an EP praised by tastemakers such as CLASH, DIY, LINE OF BEST FIT, BBC 1, BBC 6 or German outlets such as radioeins, FluxFM and 1Live in 2019, Leif Erikson now release a new three track EP with their first song presenting a grittier sound for the band, tackling the issues of climate change and ineffective politicians, while the other two are achy heart break tunes. The EP is start to a more steady 2020 output.

About Artist:

– Leif Erikson is a four piece and from the UK
– label: Ferryhouse productions, Germany

You can stream the songs here: Soundcloud // Spotify

 

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"Enlivening and purgative…undeniable" Stereogum

"An expansive journey…there isn't a note out of place or a stone unturned." DIY

"Reminiscent of Kurt Vile or War on Drugs" Clash

"A statement of intent…there's a glimmering, cathartic quality to their songwriting" Line of Best Fit

"Sweeping, bittersweet…both luminous and melancholic" Under The Radar

 

“Question Time”

Question Time is a bit of a heavier song for us. I think the intent and meaning behind the song warrants a bit more grit in the music. It's mainly an observation of the climate crisis and the denial that many politicians seem to have around it. This bizarre laissez faire approach certain people are taking towards it is scary. In a world where energy companies look as if they have politicians in their pockets, the outlook is pretty bleak. BP adverts saying things like 'we see possibilities everywhere' give me pause for thought, the hypocrisy of it is astounding. The language in the song is quite hyperbolic, monsters and death, but I think it's important to paint a scary picture at this juncture. Would you rather maintain a comfortable status quo and risk destruction or listen to the facts and make a better future for the people of the world? Rant over.“, Sam Johnston, Leif Erikson

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Leif Erikson are back today with brand new single ‘Question Time’ – their first new material since 2019’s ’21 Grams Of Soul’ EP, and a taster of their incredible new EP to come.

Despite its richly classic feel, ‘Question Time’ tackles deeply contemporary concerns (as singer Sam Johnston explains). Question Time is a bit of a heavier song for us. I think the intent and meaning behind the song warrants a bit more grit in the music. It's mainly an observation of the climate crisis and the denial that many politicians seem to have around it. This bizarre lessaiz faire approach certain people are taking towards it is scary.

In a world where energy companies look as if they have politicians in their pockets, the outlook is pretty bleak. BP adverts saying things like 'we see possibilites everywhere' give me pause for thought, the hypocrisy of it is astounding.

The language in the song is quite hyperbolic, monsters and death, but I think it's important to paint a scary picture at this juncture. Would you rather maintain a comfortable status quo and risk destruction or listen to the facts and make a better future for the people of the world? Rant over.“

Questions of the earth – and your place in it – have long concerned Leif Erikson: a quietly powerful London band who have spent the last four years drip-feeding a steady stream of stellar, affecting and uplifting alternative-rock songs. "Our output has been considered and fairly slow up to this stage,” summarises Sam. “I think we wish we could have been more prolific but our workflow and professional sidelines have made that difficult.” It is arguably, though, all these everyday frustrations that make Leif Erikson’s music transcendent: here is a band who always pack an emotional punch, and have come to embrace the struggle (creatively, economically, politically) inextricably linked with making music that’s this honest.

It seems timely, then, that on ‘Question Time’ a band that named themselves after an Icelandic explorer – who many believed may have beaten Christopher Columbus in setting foot on North American soil – extend their gaze to the world around around them. However bleak that view may sometimes seem, in Leif Erikson’s hands it’s never less than a beautiful sight.

 

If you have any further questions, feel free to contact me.

All the best

Jenny

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