Archive for the leisure society

Willkommen Collective @ Union Chapel, June 12th.

Posted in Gigs, Hot Tickets, Tracks with tags , , on June 11, 2009 by musicmuleblog

willkommen collective gnomes

Brighton based record label Willkommen Records bring us some of the finest folk acts in the land this Friday at the idyllic Union Chapel in Angel. The full lineup now including The Miserable Rich and running times have just been announced and tickets are still available. Continue reading

Review: The Leisure Society @ RTE, June 4th.

Posted in Music Reviews, Music Video, Tracks with tags , on June 5, 2009 by musicmuleblog

The Leisure Society played a free instore at the marvellous Rough Trade East in Brick Lane yesterday. The seven-piece wooed the audience with their gorgeous melodic folk tunes, sweet harmonies and stories of Rolf Harris. Continue reading

FREE: The Leisure Society @ RTE, June 4th.

Posted in FREE, Gigs with tags , on June 3, 2009 by musicmuleblog

the leisure society by sonny malhotra

What? The Leisure Society have released one of my favourite albums of the year thus far, their debut offering ‘The Sleeper’. Well crafted folk with a pop edge and heart melting harmonies. For Fans Of: Fleet Foxes, Sufjan Stevens, Nick Drake. Continue reading

The Willkommen Collective @ Union Chapel, June 12th.

Posted in Gigs, Hot Tickets, Tracks with tags , , , , , on May 4, 2009 by musicmuleblog

willkommen-collectiveWhat? The Leisure Society / Sons of Noel and Adrian / Shoreline / Sweet Billy Pilgrim

The above bands feature as The Willkommen Collective, based around Brigton based label Willkommen Records, bring some their talented folk roster to the capital this June. Highlight on the night comes from headliners The Leisure Society.

For Fans Of: Fleet Foxes, Bonnie Prince Billy, Nick Drake, John Martn, Folk Music.

When? Friday, June 12th.

Where? Union Chapel, Angel.

How Much? £10

Tickets? wegottickets

mp3: The Leisure Society – The Sleeper

mp3: Sweet Billy Pilgrim – Kalypso

The Leisure Society @ ULU, July 22nd.

Posted in Gigs, Hot Tickets, Tracks with tags , , , on May 4, 2009 by musicmuleblog


What? The Leisure Society

Nick Hemming and co bring their Ivor Novello award nominated harmonious folk/pop to it’s biggest setting yet. Their album ‘The Sleeper’ has been a firm favourite of mine since its release a couple of months back.

For Fans Of: Fleet Foxes, Vampire Weekend, Sufjan Stevens, Nick Drake.

When? Wednesday, July 22nd.

Where? ULU, Central London.

How Much? £11

Tickets? ticketweb

mp3: The Leisure Society – Come To Your Senses

Just For Kicks – Bank Holiday Special

Posted in Just For Kicks, Music Releases, Tracks with tags , , , on May 1, 2009 by musicmuleblog


As it’s a bank holiday I’m picking four tracks for you lucky people this week including Shock Defeat!, The Horrors, The Big Pink and The Leisure Society. Here’s hoping for a sunny one…


mp3: Shock Defeat! – Fast Hands

Shock Defeat! are Felix of Hot Chip’s favourite London band. Sure with their funky bass lines, noodly guitars and relentless disco drum beats on some levels they sound a lot like their peers Foals and The Rapture. But it’s the quirky vocal delivery of Nic Carter and their slightly off kilter stance more akin to Talking Heads or Devo that makes them a vital new addition to the scene. ‘Fast Hands’ is taken from their ‘Rubber Headband’ EP. The band are as yet unsigned but will be presumably self-releasing another EP, ‘Olympic Village’ soon. Meanwhile go see them live, I’ve heard great things. Date below.

For Fans Of: Talking Heads, The Rapture, Foals.

live: Be @ Proud Gallery, May 23rd.

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Loney Dear with Snowbird + The Leisure Society @ Scala, April 14th.

Posted in Gigs, Tickets, Tracks with tags , , , on April 9, 2009 by musicmuleblog

What? Loney Dear / The Leisure Society

Swedish pop genius Emil Svanagen brings his band of merry men Loney, Dear back to London following the success of January’s sold out show at St Giles In The Fields. Expect songs from their latest album ‘Dear John’ as well as some classics from their previous records.
For Fans Of: I’m From Barcelona, Peter, Bjorn and John, Arcade Fire, Sigur Ros.

Promising new London band The Leisure Society provide support. Their debut album The Sleeper is full of gorgeous contemporary meets traditional folk songs and it earned them a recent album of the week at Rough Trade Records.
For Fans Of: Fleet Foxes, Nick Drake, Sufjan Stevens, Horse Feathers.

When? Tuesday, April 14th.

Where? Scala, Kings X.

How Much? £11.50

Tickets? ticketweb

mp3: Loney Dear – I Am John

mp3: The Leisure Society – A Matter Of Time