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The Leisure Society


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Brighton, United Kingdom (2009 – present)

The Leisure Society is a British folk-pop band formed in Brighton in 2009 by Nick Hemming. Their debut single, “The Last of the Melting Snow”, was honoured with a 2009 Ivor Novello nomination for Best Song Musically & Lyrically. Their single “Save It for Someone Who Cares” was also nominated for the Ivor Novello in the same category in 2010, making the band one of very few consecutive nominees.

The band released their album, Alone Aboard The Ark, in 2013 through Full Time Hobby. The album is being supported by an eleven date tour of the UK, commencing on April 12 at The Kazimier in Liverpool and ending on April 25 at London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall. The new LP - recorded at Kinks frontman Ray Davies‘ Konk Studios - is the follow up to 2011’s lauded Into The Murky Water, which the band toured in ever distinctive fashion, including a date at the London Barbican backed by the 40-piece Heritage Orchestra.

Fittingly, Alone Aboard The Ark sees the band expanding their arcadian, Baroque pop sound with a more diverse array of sounds and inventive orchestration. Following a summer of rehearsals beside the River Ouse in Befordshire, The Leisure Society decamped to Konk Studios to begin recording the tracks that would become Alone Aboard The Ark. Having declared himself a fan of The Leisure Society, Kinks frontman Ray Davies (owner of Konk) originally sought out the band to help him arrange and record his new solo material, and also included the band in his curation of 2011’s Meltdown Festival on the South Bank.


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  • secretgardener

    The Leisure Society are at it again - fourth album out in April plus a tour coming to our city - album and tickets ordered - sometimes it seems that life cannot get better ;-)))

    1 Feb 12:20am Reply
  • sagnikroychowdh

    Absolutely loving them!

    1 May 2014 Reply
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  • KuriousBanana

    VVV Kaboomsk brought me here!

    4 Sep 2013 Reply
  • MaxAstashkin

    so good :)

    3 Sep 2013 Reply
  • danmzmm

    i think i love you guys more~

    12 Jul 2013 Reply
  • secretgardener

    Are TLS the most harmonious rock band currently working and touring the UK. Judging by tonight’s performance in Norwich the answer is not in doubt. This band just rocked their socks off, whilst never letting up on the multi-layered instrumental and vocal magic they have always had. Oh and happy birthday once again Baz.

    15 Apr 2013 Reply
  • Kaboomsk

    Why do people feel the need to say how they got here? No offense, really, I just don't get it...

    9 Feb 2013 Reply
  • Dumbangel

    New album please.

    21 Jan 2013 Reply
  • Fuckingbrutalit

    Tyrannosaur brought me here! Great music and film!

    30 Jul 2012 Reply
  • Marishok11

    like them very much

    4 Jul 2012 Reply
  • Axenrotxnot

    Tyrannosaur was masterpiece and also brought me here. Now, I'm trying to check this band more and more. So far it seems good.

    22 Jun 2012 Reply
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  • ogreatbear

    Listen together with others to new indie folk and indie pop artists and tunes in the "New Indie Folk" Soundrop room on Spotify -

    1 May 2012 Reply
  • Aeonxul

    Tyrannosaur brought me here! We Were Wasted <3 [x2] we were wasted all on the ride....!!!!!

    24 Mar 2012 Reply
  • tibonti

    Into The Murky Water !!!

    23 Feb 2012 Reply
  • angelheart41

    One of the best bands around. Fame is just around the corner

    12 Feb 2012 Reply
  • KenoFaca

    Tyrannosaur brought me here! We Were Wasted <3

    24 Oct 2011 Reply
  • russthefan

    great english sound for these guys both albums I own are excellent love it

    12 Aug 2011 Reply
  • tjd9

    I just found out about these guys by accident. So glad I did.

    11 Aug 2011 Reply
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