LEISURE Release ‘Sunsetter’ (Album Out Now Via Nettwerk); Listen To “Be With You”
December 3, 2021 BY Nettwerk
The genre-defying New Zealand outfit LEISURE has released their new album Sunsetter (out now via Nettwerk Records).
A twelve-track release, Sunsetter is LEISURE’s third studio album, following on from 2019’s Twister and their eponymous self-titled debut LP. Sunsetter features previous singles “Slipping Away,” “Take Me Higher”/”Mesmerised,” and the lush, groovy number “Flipside,” concluding their string of EP releases Side A and Side B.
Side A, a five-track release that began during a trip to France and centered around new beginnings, was followed last month’s companion piece, Side B, a record that played thematically between consciousness and unconsciousness, embracing challenges and moving forward for the betterment of oneself. The collective EPs have already amassed over 50 million global streams and received praise from fans and tastemakers alike.
“After a slightly darker edge to our 2nd album ‘Twister,’ the next phase of our LEISURE journey began with a new sunrise, a fresh light which gave us clarity as a group on how we wanted to move forward. We refocused on what was important to us, traveled our country and beyond, started families, and became closer friends. New ideas began with excitement and freedom; there had been a weight lifted.”
“As the world threw its challenges, we decided to release the record as we created it, sharing SIDE A and SIDE B in real-time. Now, as we bring them together with these extra songs, the sun sets on what has been an incredible journey. Once again, we feel proud of what we have created and are even more excited for what lies ahead.”
It’s their unique brand of electro-funk and shoegaze that has charmed fans around the world. Their catalog has amassed over 300 million combined streams, and they’ve gained a loyal live following, selling out shows in Australia, New Zealand, and Europe, including a debut double performance at UK’s The Great Escape. The band has received praise from fans and tastemakers alike, both at radio (KCRW- LA, WFMU-NYC, WFUV-NYC, BBC Radio 1 and BBC 1Xtra) and press (NPR Music, NME, i-D, Complex, Line of Best Fit, Pigeons & Planes, NYLON, Wonderland, High Snobiety, Okayplayer, CLASH, Ladygunn, Coup De Main).
A stunning collection of tracks, Sunsetter captures the essence of the LEISURE sound.
Sunsetter is available at all digital retailers here: leisure.ffm.to/sunsetter.