Arrivals & Departures The Leisure Society
- 1Arrivals & Departures03:16
- 2A Bird A Bee Humanity04:30
- 3God Has Taken A Vacation02:39
- 4I'll Pay For It Now03:04
- 6Let Me Bring You Down03:02
- 7Be You Wherever05:02
- 8Arundel Tomb03:32
- 9Don't Want To Do It Again03:13
- 10Mistakes On The Field (Part I)04:45
- 11Mistakes On The Field (Part II)01:45
- 12Leave Me To Sleep03:41
- 13Beat Of A Drum03:22
- 14There Are No Rules Around Here03:28
- 15You've Got The Universe03:19
- 16Ways To Be Saved03:11
Info for Arrivals & Departures
Even before you get to the music there’s plenty to pique one’s interest with The Leisure Society. Main-man Nick Hemming began his career in shoegaze band The Telescopes and shared a further outfit with Paddy Considine and Shane Meadows.
They’ve had two consecutive Ivor Novellonominations for Best Song Musically and Lyrically, and have enjoyed the endorsement of everyone from Guy Garvey to Brian Eno. They’ve collaborated with Ray Davies and the Heritage Orchestra, not to mention soundtracking a few films, most notably Mr Considine’s brutal masterpiece Tyrannosaur.
Their long awaited fifth album, Arrivals & Departures, is set for release in Spring 2019 and the band will be touring it throughout May.
“Gorgeously delicate” (The Guardian)
“A true gem” (Brian Eno)
“Warm, colourful, literate songs that reach into the heart and the head” (The Independent)
“As close to any of The Beatles’ greatest records as anything I’ve heard in the last five years or so” (Drowned In Sound)
The Leisure Society
The Leisure Society
We self-released our first single The Last of the Melting Snow in December 2008, swiftly followed by our debut album The Sleeper. It was named a Rough Trade Album of the Year, and iTunes Singer Songwriter Album of the Year. We were lucky enough to receive a lot of media support during that period, which intensified when Melting Snow, then Save it for Someone Who Cares received two consecutive Ivor Novello nominations for ‘Best Song, Lyrically and Musically’. Being the first unsigned artists to be nominated brought with it quite a lot of media attention. The nadir was probably the Sun headline ‘Ivor no idea who he is either’. Anyway, we signed to Full Time Hobby, re-releasing The Sleeper (+ bonus disc) and putting out our next 3 records (Into the Murky Water, Alone Aboard the Ark and The Fine Art of Hanging On) with them.
In the intervening years we’ve enjoyed some amazing highlights and honours; packing the acoustic tent at our first Glastonbury, playing Meltdown Festival for Richard Thompson, then for our hero Ray Davies, (who asked us to record and perform new material with him), getting to work with Brian Eno, helping score our friend Paddy Considine’s debut film Tyrannosaur, performing with The Heritage Orchestra at The Barbican, touring the UK’s cathedrals with Laura Marling and building our own live following up to a Shepherd’s Bush Empire headline show. We’re currently finishing off our 5th album, the biggest, most ambitious one yet.
This album contains no booklet.