“Matter” Leif Erikson

"Matter" by Leif Erikson is Northern Transmissions' 'Song of the Day.'
"Matter" by Leif Erikson

This week, Leif Erikson returned with their new single “Matter”. The track, follows the band’s debut mini-album and marathon tour, the UK quintet plan on releasing a new EP in 2019. The band start their European tour on February 23rd in Sunderland, UK.

The track was conceived following a period of experimentation and regrouping for Leif Erikson, attempting – says lead singer Sam – “to capture something esoteric about life’s purpose, about making the right choices and following the path that is right for you. What is it to be a human and be given this existence that is such a bizarre miracle, but can also be full of pain and struggles. Are there any clues within the infinite universe, a tiny blip of which we occupy or is everything simply the product of chaos? We were very inspired by Curtis Mayfield’s album ‘Roots’ when thinking about ‘Matter’.

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 astute observation, feel instantly relatable to anybody struggling to find meaning and comfort amidst the hectic concerns of modern living. These are, nevertheless, songs of steely resistance, which seek freedom wherever you can find it.

Leif Erikson
Tour

23rd FEB – Sunderland Independent
24th FEB – Glasgow Poetry Club
25th FEB – Leeds Hyde Park Book Club
26th FEB – Birmingham The Flapper
27th FEB – Manchester Castle Hotel
28th FEB – Tufnell Park Dome
1st MARCH Brighton Latest Music Ba