In a world preoccupied with instant gratification and overnight success, LEISURE have been taking the scenic route. The five members – and mates – came together in 2015 on a spontaneous trip up New Zealand’s ragged west coast. At that stage, they’d independently spent years churning through the music machine’s tight jaws. Individually, the five are award winning songwriters, producers and creatives. Together, they resolved to carve out a new musical paradigm: cut the crap, enjoy the ride and above all, keep it LEISURE.
This ethos underpinned their critically acclaimed debut record, a hazy collection of funk-laced basslines and breathy vocals that make you want to crack open a cold one while floating down a river. Their follow up album Twister chucked this ethos in the blender, juxtaposing their chilled spirit with lyrics that trace the anxieties plaguing modern life.
A colourful new season is ushered in with Leisurevision, encapsulated by the colour Green – symbolic of growth, renewal, and rebirth. It’s this unique LEISURE-ly brand of soul-searching electro-funk and shoegaze that has charmed fans around the world. They’re going the distance at their own pace, in their own way and they invite you to join them in this top down, riding the freeway into the sunset, playing your favourite song kind of feeling with Leisurevision.