Acoustic / Indie / Pop
Leftwich’s debut album, the Ian Grimble-produced Last Smoke Before The Snowstorm, was released in July 2011. The Fly called it « a majestic debut » » « whilst The Sunday Times cited Leftwich as « a serious new talent ». The Skinny described it as « occasionally a bit O.C. soundtrack… enjoyable throughout », while the Sunday Express called it « lovely » but « increasingly repetitive over the course of 10 tracks ». Hazel Sheffield, writing in The Guardian, gave it a 3/5 rating, as did David Pollock, writing for The Scotsman, who drew comparisons to Damien Rice and José González, but also stated « sadly there are also heavy hints of Chris Martin at his most mawkish ».