NZ collective Leisure have officially dropped their new album ‘
Bursting out into the music scene in 2015, this homegrown New Zealand group is dripping with cool and intoxicating tracks. Unconstrained by overthinking, over-planning and excessive control,Leisure breaks down the walls between electro, funk, pop and indie to create something rather special that is greater than the sum of all of its parts. ‘Twister’ is an amalgamation of all things LEISURE, with each song disparate from their other counterparts, yet still evocative of the group’s unwavering talent. ‘Twister’ offers a taste into what is still come from this uber-cool Kiwi collective.
The album’s lead single, “Man” is a tantalisingly groovy slow-jam with an addictive hook, accompanied by a unique music video, shot throughout various writing sessions with the band. The video provides singular insight into the group’s writing process, giving fans a sneak peak into their regular writing retreats surrounded by New Zealand’s stunning scenery.
Made up of five independently talented and successful members,Leisure are an anomaly in the music industry. Having amassed over 50 million streams on their 2016 self-titled debut album, which entered at #2 in the NZ Charts, they have built a passionate fan following that has seen their very occasional live shows sell out and become the stuff of legends.
“It’s been something like 700 days since we released our debut album. Admittedly we had no idea what we were making, or how we were doing it, the only certainty was that the combination of the creative energies when we were all in a room was a feeling none of us had felt before. Over the past year or so we’ve been capturing new moments from new places for the next collection of LEISURE songs…”
The drop of Twister (released independently in Australia and New Zealand) prefaces Leisure's much-anticipated, first ever national Australian headline tour, playing venues in Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney throughout September.
Twister is available on all platforms now.
AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES
Fri 13th September - Perth @ Jack Rabbit Slims (tickets here) Sat 14th September - Adelaide @ Rocket Bar (tickets here) Thu 19th September - Brisbane @ The Brightside(tickets here) Fri 20th September - Melbourne @ The Corner Hotel(tickets here) Sat 21th September - Sydney @ Oxford Art Factory(tickets here)