LEFTFIELD release new single ‘Full Way Round’ featuring vocals by Fontaines D.C.’s Grian Chatten

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Leftfield, electronic and dancefloor pioneers, have returned with “Full Way Round”. It is a new taster of their forthcoming album; This Is What We Do. The single is a powerful collaboration with Grian Chatten, the vocalist for one of the most acclaimed contemporary bands, Fontaines D.C.

“Full Way Round” is a thrilling combination of styles: Leftfield’s tough, electro-indebted production is punctuated by Chatten’s iconoclastic vocal delivery, every syllable delivered with purpose and a steely intent. It is a moment of pure revitalisation, recorded in Leftfield’s studio in West London. “Full Way Round” is imbued with a raw sense of power, hewn from moments of pure inspiration.

Leftfield say, “Full Way Round was a perfect collaboration between beats and good vibes. Hard work and fun. Grian’s vocal is a free-flowing journey to be felt and experienced rather than analysed. His energy and enthusiasm spits out from the speakers. Whenever I hear it, I’m reminded of the excitement in the studio when he recorded it.”

Listen to ‘Full Way Round’ – BELOW:

The song is a bolt from the blue and a reminder of the boundary-pushing spirit that courses through Leftfield. “Full Way Round” follows previous releases “Accumulator” and “Pulse”, which after constant rotation reached the BBC Radio 6 Music B-List. All three tracks are set to appear on This Is What We Do – an eclectic longplayer which finds the iconic dance act exploring themes of love, acceptance, diversity and healing – a burst of positivity following turbulent years.

Last month, Leftfield recently announced a UK tour which sold-out instantly – they will be performing shows in London, Bristol, Glasgow and Manchester throughout December, performing songs from the forthcoming record for the first time.

Leftfield – ‘This Is What We Do’ Album Tracklisting;

1. This Is What We Do

2. Full Way Round

3. Making A Difference

4. City of Synths

5. Pulse

6. Machines Like Me

7. Rapture 16

8. Heart and Soul

9. Accumulator

10. Come On

11. The Power of Listening


Leftfield 2022 live dates

7 December London – The Steelyard *SOLD OUT*

8 December Bristol Marble Factory *SOLD OUT*

9 December Glasgow SWG3 Warehouse *SOLD OUT*

10 December Manchester New Century Hall *SOLD OUT*

Formed in 1988, Leftfield quickly became one of the most influential and innovative dance music acts of all time. Originally comprised of Neil Barnes and Paul Daley, Leftfield’s legendary live performances paired with seminal albums, 1995s Leftism and 1999s Rhythm & Stealth (both Mercury Music Prize nominees), solidified their position as true pioneers.

The group then went on a hiatus in 2002 before returning in 2010 for live appearances (now led solely by Barnes). 2015’s Alternative Light Source was the first Leftfield album in sixteen years. The record garnered acclaim from The Guardian, The Observer, Uncut, Mojo and more, and featured Jason Williamson (Sleaford Mods) and Tunde Adebimpe (TV on The Radio), amongst others. In 2017 the band reissued their classic album Leftism, remastering the original 11 tracks of the record and releasing 11 remixes. They then embarked on a special sold-out tour in support of the reissue, playing Leftism in its entirety. Now, in 2022 they return with the forthcoming album This Is What We Do. Stay tuned for more news.

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