February 1, 2023
© Steve Gullick

At the moment, digital and dancefloor pioneers Leftfield announce This Is What We Tour ‘23 in assist of their acclaimed new album ‘This Is What We Do’, out now by way of Virgin Data.

Happening in Might & June of subsequent 12 months, the tour consists of dates rescheduled attributable to sickness in addition to model new dates throughout the UK, kicking off at London’s Metal Yard on 18th Might 2023.

Tickets can be found Friday, 16 December at 10:00 am by way of leftfieldmusic.com

The complete record of This Is What We Tour ’23 UK reside dates are as follows:

Thursday 18 Might London Metal Yard (RESCHEDULED DATE)

Friday 19 Might Manchester New Century

Saturday 20 Might Manchester New Century (RESCHEDULED DATE)

Thursday 25 Might Bristol Marble Manufacturing unit (RESCHEDULED DATE)

Friday 26 Might Cardiff Nice Corridor

Saturday 27 Might Bournemouth O2 Academy

Thursday 1 June Glasgow Barrowland (RESCHEDULED DATE & NEW VENUE)

Friday 2 June Newcastle NX

Saturday 3 June Wolverhampton – The Civic on the Halls

Thursday 8 June Sheffield O2 Academy

Friday 9 June Norwich UEA – The Nick Rayns LCR

This Is What We Do is Leftfield’s first album of recent music since 2015’s feted Different Mild Supply. The album was crafted by Neil Barnes with long-time studio and blend engineer Adam Wren, and options visitor contributions from Fontaines D.C. frontman Grian Chatten, Lemn Sissay and extra. The album cowl is a shot taken by lauded photographer Steve McCurry, whose work consists of the celebrated {photograph} Afghan Lady. This cowl picture is a marked departure to earlier Leftfield album imagery, chosen to replicate the heat and positivity of the album and to rejoice the connections that we make with others all through our lives.

This Is What We Do, is an eclectic long-player that embodies the core optimistic ethos of the enduring dance music act. Exploring themes round love, acceptance, variety and therapeutic, the album was written earlier than and after two extraordinarily difficult and transformative intervals within the lifetime of Barnes. The worldwide pandemic, and his personal private well being disaster, each having a direct affect on the artistic course of, together with his personal drive to heal childhood trauma as a backdrop. In consequence, the brand new LP is a wealthy, vibrant, constructive and potent cocktail of incendiary cuts that epitomises Leftfield’s uncompromising strategy to bop music. Tapping into the roots of the tradition – subversive, radical, progressive and inclusive – This Is What We Do is a constructive and highly effective report that addresses private themes which additionally replicate our present international expertise.

The album is heralded by present single – and BBC 6Music A-list report – “Full Approach Spherical” feat Fontaines D.C.’s Grian Chatten. “Full Approach Spherical” is an exciting mixture of types: Leftfield’s powerful, electro-indebted manufacturing is punctuated by Chatten’s iconoclastic vocal supply, each syllable delivered with goal and a steely intent. It’s a second of pure revitalisation, recorded in Leftfield’s studio in West London. “Full Approach Spherical” is imbued with a uncooked sense of energy, hewn from moments of pure inspiration.

Hearken to “Full Approach Spherical” – BELOW:

This Is What We Do offers the right channel for Barnes to utilise digital music to work by means of a extremely difficult interval of his life, dealing with his personal trauma and going by means of a technique of self-examination.

The constructive vitality and dance-inducing music throughout the LP demonstrates the ability of dance music can heal and rework, individually and societally. Trustworthy, forthright, unapologetic and distinctive in its aesthetic, the brand new album marks one other milestone in Leftfield’s timeline. A continuation of their lineage, which could be traced again to 1989, This Is What We Do is a daring counterpoint to the self-conscious cookie-cutter dance music that dominates the present panorama. Vibrant, filled with positivity and alive with honest emotion, that is digital music in its purest, most rebellious type…

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