Listen: Leiah – ‘Surrender’

Leiah have returned after 16 years, and it’s good to have ’em back! ‘Surrender’ is a natural sonic continuity, picking up where the last album ‘Sound and Diversity’ (2002, Startracks) […]

Leiah have returned after 16 years, and it’s good to have ’em back!

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‘Surrender’ is a natural sonic continuity, picking up where the last album ‘Sound and Diversity’ (2002, Startracks) ended. It’s a song which blends ’90s indie rock, emopunk and hardcore music.

The band is revolving around the local talents of Swedish high school friends. David Lehnberg, frontman and main songwriter, formed the emo-punk band Leiah in the late ’90s. The band released a string of indie albums in the early 2000s, and did many European tours playing shows with bands such as; At the Drive-In, Grade, The Get Up Kids, Hot Water Music & As Friends Rust.

The band gained reputation of being a solid live band within the European punk and hardcore scene. As they catapulted their way into peoples hearts they suddenly and unexpectedly disbanded in early 2004. As their their releases have become hard to come by a handful of posthumous digital releases have been granted by the band and newly released in 2018.

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