Leftfield is now a solo project of Neil Barnes.
It's been sixteen years but Leftfield are finally returning with a third album entitled 'Alternative Light Source' featuring a variety of collaborations. They have also unveiled a taster in the form of track two 'Universal Everything', available on all pre-orders.
Leftfield return with 'Alternative Light Source'
As a duo, Neil Barnes and Paul Daley, Leftfield were pioneers in the development of electronic music in the 90s; now solo with the help of a backing collective, Barnes is aiming to continue this impact with 'Alternative Light Source', set for release in the summer and featuring some stellar guests. Among them are Channy Leaneagh from Minnesota synthpop band Poliça, London soul artist Ofei, Tunde Adebimpe of Brooklyn's TV On The Radio and Nottingham post-punk duo Sleaford Mods.
For those pre-ordering the album, you can get a taster of what's to come with second track 'Universal Everything'; an extended onslaught of techno ambience with trip hop elements and eerie vocal echoes - and basically, everything that made Leftfield such an important movement in electronic progression.
Listen to 'Universal Everything' here:
After the release of just two albums; 1995's instant hit 'Leftism' and 1999's UK number one 'Rhythm and Stealth'; as well as some epic singles such as 'Open Up' featuring John Lydon and 'Afrika Shox' featuring Afrika Bambaataa, Leftfield regrettably went their separate ways. Barnes picked up the project once again, however, in 2010 and gave it an overhaul hitting several festival dates before turning his attention onto new material.
He'll be showcasing some of this material in a series of UK headline shows in June, performing in London, Bristol, Manchester and Glasgow. Tickets for the shows will be available to purchase on March 27th.
'Alternative Light Source' will be released on June 8th 2015 through Infectious Music.
11 June - Bristol, O2 Academy
12 June - London, The Forum
18 June - Manchester, Albert Hall
19 June - Glasgow, Barrowland
1. Bad Radio
2. Universal Everything
4. Head And Shoulders
5. Dark Matters
6. Little Fish
7. Storms End
8. Alternative Light Source
9. Shaker Obsession
10. Levitate For You