They’re back in Brixton, home to some of their most infamous gigs, for this charity show, and they’ve got a host of special guest friends along for the ride.
Booka Shade, aka German house DJs Walter Merziger and Arno Kammermeier, are on hand with a live show, along with Laurent Garnier, James Zabiela, Jess Jills, M.A.N.D.Y., Tempo Tantrum and Jemmy with Deerstalker providing the visual accompaniments and backdrop. The real treat, though, is the headline act themselves.
Despite not releasing any new material since 1999’s Rhythm and Stealth – which was only their second album – Neil Barnes (now minus Paul Daley, who has broken off to pursue a solo musical career) has continued to tour somewhat sporadically throughout the Noughties and Tweenies, playing headline shows and festival appearances.
Leftfields’s aural assault has won them legions of fans, and more than their fair share of opponents, who have attacked the band for their damagingly loud shows. One show at this venue caused plaster to break off from the roof, purely due to the wattage emanating from the speakers. So if you’re worried about tinnitus, pack some plugs, but don’t miss out on Open Up and Phat Planet!
Brixton Academy, 211 Stockwell Road, SW9 9SL
sat, apr 21 | Doors at 9pm | £29.50