Surfacing: Leaf Erikson [New Band]

on Thursday, January 01, 2015
Words: Saam Das

Presumably inspired by the similarly named Norse explorer, Leaf Erikson is the new outfit led by former Flashguns frontman Sam Felix Johnston. The band have been bubbling away slowly since around this time last year, but have only just unveiled their first track online. Download 'Flying High' below, via the widget.

'Flying High' seems to show that Leaf Erikson have abandoned some of the youthful vigour of Flashguns for more of a considered approach, its driven bassline bubbling along amid hints of Americana and jangly eighties-inspired guitar. With new music promised soon, we'll be keenly keeping our ears open - even though we're a bit dubious about the band name, which seems to have already been nabbed by at least one other act.

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