On April 13th The Leisure Society release their fourth album ‘The Fine Art of Hanging On’, via Full Time Hobby. The band have also announced a series of live dates to promote the new LP.

“‘The Fine Art of Hanging On’ is a recurrent, linking theme, although this wasn’t an intentional concept album”, explains Nick. “It’s about clinging to something – be that a relationship, a career, or life itself.

All the way through writing the album a friend of mine was battling cancer.  I reached out by sending him the rough demos of this album. By giving him this access to the work in progress and by him giving feedback, we formed a close bond. Sadly he lost his battle, but his input and presence is there in the album.”

The closing track ‘As The Shadows Form’ is a song explicitly about death – intentionally sequenced as a poignant and literal ending – “a full stop” – as Nick describes it.  Elsewhere, the ‘hanging on’ theme explores the plight of single boat fishermen.

“I took a visit to Hastings and I noticed several tall black cabins, which inspired the song of the same name. These structures are used by local fisherman for drying their nets.  Theirs is a small and shrinking industry, but they have a passion for their trade and keep it going, even though it’s not always financially viable.  We recorded the album onto analogue tape at Konk studios and mastered it at Abbey Road Studios. We wanted to make the best record we could, so despite the expense we crafted it in this way – not for money, but for the love of making it.”

The full track-listing for ‘The Fine Art of Hanging On’ is as follows…

The Fine Art Of Hanging On

Nothing Like This

Tall Black Cabins

The Undefeated Ego

Outside In

I’m A Setting Sun

You Are What You Take

You’ll Never Know When It Breaks

All Is Now

Wide Eyes At Villains

As The Shadows Form

You can see ‘The Leisure Society’ at one of these venues…

13th April 2015 – Bristol, Colston Hall Lantern BUY TICKETS

14th April 2015 – Oxford, Oxford O2 Academy 2 BUY TICKETS

15th April 2015 – London, Islington Assembly Hall BUY TICKETS

16th April 2015 – Cambridge, Junction 2 BUY TICKETS

17th April 2015 – Birmingham, Rainbow BUY TICKETS

18th April 2015 – Nottingham, Rescue Rooms BUY TICKETS

20th April 2015 – Manchester, Deaf Institute BUY TICKETS

22th April 2015 – Glasgow, Oran Mor BUY TICKETS

23rd April 2015 – Newcastle, The Cluny BUY TICKETS

24th April 2015 – Leeds, Brudenell Social Club BUY TICKETS

25th April 2015 – Norwich, Arts Centre BUY TICKETS

27th April 2015 – Brighton, Komedia BUY TICKETS

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