The Leisure Society

The Leisure Society

Biography

The Leisure Society is a band formed by Nick Hemming, formerly of early 1990s indie band She Talks To Angels, which included actor Paddy Considine, film director Shane Meadows and bassist Richard Eaton. Hemming wrote and performed music for the films A Room for Romeo Brass and Dead Man's Shoes. He was also a member of The Telescopes.

In 2006 Hemming moved to London to work with multi-instrumentalist and producer Christian Hardy; the pair have subsequently built a live band drawn from members of Brighton's Willkommen Collective and further afield, notably Mike Siddell who previously played violin with Hope of the States and The Miserable Rich and currently performs with Lightspeed Champion and Troubles. Other members of the band played with The Miserable Rich and currently play with Sons of Noel and Adrian and more.

The Leisure Society have been recipients of considerable critical acclaim, being dubbed the English answer to popular U.S acts such as Grizzly Bear, Department of Eagles and Fleet Foxes. Their debut single, The Last Of The Melting Snow, was honoured with a 2009 Ivor Novello nomination for Best Song Musically & Lyrically.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of Into the Murky Water

    Into the Murky Water 2011

    Reviewed by Paul Lester
    Second album of literate pop from Brighton via Burton-on-Trent outfit.
  2. Review of The Sleeper

    The Sleeper 2009

    Reviewed by Jon Lusk
    The Sleeper is lush, pastoral and very English