Monday 29th March 2021
The Hope & Ruin, Brighton
Leif Erikson are a London-based four-piece who craft quietly emotive, effortlessly explorative transatlantic pop: four unique life journeys brought together under the namesake of a little-known Icelandic explorer, believed by many to have been the first Westerner to reach the shores of America.
At a time when an increasing number of new bands see depth and substance as a potential commercial risk, lead singer and guitarist Sam Johnston’s socially conscious lyrics project a disarming honesty. Here are songs which offer the kind of thoughtful interiority that, while grounded in intimate observation, feels instantly relatable to anybody struggling to find meaning and comfort amidst the hectic concerns of inner city living.