The iconic British electronic act Leftfield have just released their brand new album Alternative Light Source and will be presenting their new work across a 14 date tour throughout the winter.
Birmingham’s The Institute will be playing host to the British dance giants on the 9th October, with a selection of special guests also turning out in support. Aside from their gigs in the nations favourite concert halls and academies, Leftfield have also announce their involvement with Manchester’s Warehouse Project, as they will perform a special live club date at the Store Street venue on Saturday 12th December.
Leftism was the debut studio album from the band-come-DJ collective that begun as a duo between Neil Barnes and Paul Daley. After releasing the single Open Up, Leftism was released and has since become one of the most revered dance albums of all time. Containing singles such as Release The Pressure and Song Of Life, Leftism was nominated for the Mercury Prize in 1995 and their live performances became famous around the world, not only for being hugely exciting, but also for being stormily loud.
Alternative Light Source is the new and next album in the series, with the first plays being aired on Radio 1 by Annie Mac back in March. As Leftfield’s first album in 16 years, the LP has been hugely anticipated and rightly so as the previous two, along with their show stopping live performances, have been so important in the history of British dance music. The lead single Universal Everything has been decimating dance floors across the nation, with remixes from the likes of Audion and Legowelt also making it heard across the dance underground. If there’s one thing that’s certain, it’s that Leftfields album tour will no doubt bring back their awe inspiring live shows and music that will keep them cemented in British house history.
Words by Josh Plews
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