New Zealand’s LEISURE Signs To Nettwerk; Releases New Single “Feeling Free”
November 6, 2018 BY Nettwerk
“Tight harmonies, silky synths, and a woozy, poolside vibe mean we’ve been sticking it on repeat big time here.” – Wonderland
“Mean groove, melodies, and no f**king around. The three principles of Auckland based band and collective, LEISURE.” – Dummy Mag
“LEISURE are a non-traditional band of the new age. Their inspirations are widespread – they range from psychedelic rock, funk… and early 2000s trippy dance.” – Noisey
Critically acclaimed 5-piece band LEISURE stemming from the shores of New Zealand, have signed to Nettwerk and return with newest single “Feeling Free.” The scintillating dancefloor number encapsulates the bohemian spirit of breaking away, showcasing there unique sound and continues the Auckland-based band’s midas touch of blending upbeat electro-funk, psychedelic pop and shimmering sun-kissed soulful vocals. Listen here and below.
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A spur-of-the-moment holiday is what lead to the creation of LEISURE. The band who’d been writing songs and producing records in various guises for many years decided to take their gear and create their own ideal music-making world by a beach up Auckland’s stunning west coast. Currently recording their second album, “It’s been something like 700 days since we released our debut album,” the band explained. “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…”
“Feeling Free” is available on all digital platforms now. Stay tuned for more new music from LEISURE in the coming months.
Made up of five independently talented and successful members, they can be summed up as a NZ super-group, made up of producers & songwriters from popular local acts like Kids of 88 and Goodnight Nurse. LEISURE are an anomaly in the music industry. Their debut track “Got It Bad” crossed the globe with its funked up, psychedelic blissed out homage to laid-back pleasure. It seems their highly democratic band structure, where everyone can play whichever instrument they like, produced some gold dust. 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 rabid, loyal fan base that has seen their rare live shows sell out and become the stuff of legends. Their music has become a staple in the sync world; they have collaborated with hip-hop star, Goldlink, and have now signed globally to US & UK/EU record label Nettwerk (Vök, Mallrat, Angus & Julia Stone) for their forthcoming album, due out in sometime in 2019.