Leif Vollebekk, whose acclaimed second album, New Ways, is out now via Secret City Records, has just announced a string of UK and Ireland tour dates, including a gig at Glasgow’s Poetry Club. The Fountain caught up with Leif to discuss the new album in more depth.

TF: And what has been the reception been like to New Ways, can you elaborate on what inspired the crux of it?   

There’s a different feeling in the room when the band and I play the new songs. It’s hard to describe, but it feels very freeing. 

TF: And how do you feel this differs from previous releases?  

I think I was able to get the sound I wanted…almost. And the internal rhythms are a little more developed. The feels are different. This record doesn’t wash over you quite the same way as the others.

TF: And you are performing in Glasgow in May, how do you find the Glasgow crowd?   

Glaswegians are the most clever, hilarious attendees. They’re so much funnier than us Canadians. And if they don’t like something, they tell you. Some people pay a lot of money for that kind of feedback, in Glasgow it’s free of charge.

TF: What has been your favourite gig to date?  

Montreal a few weeks back. There was just something in the air. The venue was packed and it felt like either like the end of something or the beginning of something else.