Sensual psych pop from Auckland.
It’s our pleasure to acquaint you with Leisure, a Kiwi-based collective whose sensual psych pop nuggets are at once breezy, funky and dreamy. Like the five-piece’s name suggests, the band craft music to recline to – generating the sort of mellow groove-laden sound you could imagine seeping from a nearby speaker as you sprawl out on a dazzling shoreline.
The fact the New Zealanders evoke such imagery is unsurprising given that ‘Know You Better’ was the fruit of writing and recording sessions at various West Auckland beach houses. With lapping waves and gilded sand providing an idyllic backdrop, Leisure have stirred a swirling cauldron of influences to concoct their new single, which straddles the gap between Metronomy circa ‘The English Riviera’ and Melbourne newcomers Slum Sociable. Just like that promising Aussie duo, their ascent looks to be a question of when rather than if.