LEISURE Shares “Flipside” From ‘Side B’ EP (out Oct. 1)
September 17, 2021 BY Nettwerk
New Zealand five-piece LEISURE have unveiled their new single “Flipside.” Channeling a relaxed, funk-laden lounge music vibe, the track combines lush vocals, with hypnotic guitars and enchanting synths.
The band had this to say about the track: “‘Flipside’ is about waving goodbye to an old world and seeking new beginnings, with relationships built on confidence and trust. It’s an affirmation that the grass is indeed greener on the other side and being one hundred percent certain of that freedom and momentum to just ‘Get on with it.‘”
“Flipside” – which follows “Take Me Higher” and “Mesmerized” – is the latest single from the forthcoming SIDE B EP (out October 1), the companion release to last year’s SIDE A EP. A five-track release crafted during a trip to France, SIDE B reflects the band’s signature sound, a silky smooth amalgam of laid-back R&B, electronica with hints of ’70s funk.
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).
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