Under the Radar: Leif Coffield

Leif Coffield’s slickly-produced electro-pop is getting played in all the right places

Leif Coffield

Twenty-four-year-old Leif Coffield’s new single Bloodstains & Love Notes was inspired by feelings of heartbreak and entrapment. The follow-up to his excellent single Monsta-san, self-released on 3 July, it has already enjoyed airplay from BBC Music Introducing with both Emily Pilbeam on 6 Music and Vic Galloway on BBC Radio Scotland giving it a spin. He’s also been championed by Jim Gellatly on Amazing Radio.

Glittering yet dark, Bloodstains & Love Notes isn’t easily categorised. On the one hand, it’s a slice of slickly-produced electro-pop, yet it’s also gothic and angst-ridden. With an entertaining and engaging personality, (see the tongue-in-cheek video clips on his social media channels) and diverse influences, ranging from Billie Eilish to Bon Iver, Coffield is a really interesting artist, well worth seeking out. To find out more, visit https://www.instagram.com/leifcoffield/ and https://www.facebook.com/leifsnoise

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