Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Leisure Club Release Debut Album & New Music Video

It was just a month ago that I sat down with Vancouver's own Leisure Club, the lads behind such infectious tracks like Still Young and Throw My Love Away. Since then, the guys have been rather busy, releasing their debut album, gracing us with a fun video for the single TV Shows, AND embarking on their Western Canadian tour. 

To start their tour they played their first show over at the Biltmore Cabaret here in Vancouver, turning it into a fun lil' album release / pizza party / all-around awesome gig with copious drinks and loads of grooving. 

The night was phenomenal and they played to a fantastic, packed crowd. It was really awesome to feel the community in the audience, and the boys thrived off of it. There was even a sense of confidence in the fellas, one that was amplified since the last time I saw them. Perhaps due to a sense of completion after finishing the album, maybe feeding off the crowd, or even simply just hopped up on pizza, Leisure Club were on fire. As usual, their captivating melodies just made for an all around fun and memorable night.

Meanwhile, the video released is for their single TV Shows, directed by Riun Garner. 

As for their self-titled, debut album, it consists of 10 songs written over the last year. They explore various themes, including leaving your family and loved ones, the current state of affairs in the world, and an emphasis on personal relationships. With all these ideas, however, the album consistently harks back to an underlying theme of connecting with people around us, both healthy and toxic. 

Recorded at Afterlife in Vancouver and The Noise Floor on Gabriola Island the album was Engineered by Jordan Koop, Elisa Pangsaeng and Shawn Cole, mixed at Fader Mountain by Shawn Cole, and mastered by Brock McFarlane at CPS Mastering.

"Bringing this album to completion has been a labour of love for all of us. Writing the songs was very much a collaborative effort, which is a process that has worked very well for the band and has lead to a sound that has elements of each of us buried in the music. Recording the album at the Noise Floor was an absolute dream experience. Going away to an island with your best friends is a dream in itself, to also be able to record a record while you’re there is just a whole new level of awesome. The experience was a comfortable one and really promoted a sense of open creation without having the distractions of everyday life to hinder us. That laid back atmosphere really made it’s way into the recordings in a lot of subtle ways. Our hope as musicians and artists is that listening to these tracks will give people a similar feeling of escaping from the everyday drudgery of real life while still engaging and instigating meaningful thought."

If you want to catch the guys on their tour, see the dates below!

Nov 24 Vancouver - Biltmore Cabaret
Nov 25 Victoria - Lucky Bar
Nov 26 Nanaimo - The White Room
Nov 30 Kelowna - Fernando's
Dec 1 Lethbridge - The Slice
Dec 2 Calgary - Nite Owl
Dec 3 Revelstoke - The Last Drop


Instagram: @leisurexclub
Twitter: @leisurexclub


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