Back in 2016, a group of dudes once described as “so laid back they’re almost horizontal” (Georgia Straight) got together and started what we know today as Leisure Club. The name an homage to the chill lifestyle they live and the easy-breezy tunes they aspired to make.
They got their start with a single called Throw My Love Away, another one of my favourites. Its easy slow-going start quickly gives way to an extremely singable chorus that you can’t help but chant along with the band. The song at times does sound a bit like it’s in two different worlds but it fits the nature of the band 100%.
The boys of Leisure club slowly released a single here and there throughout the next year. Dropping dreamy tunes like Still Young, 22, and a few others along the way. In 2017 they finally got enough material together to drop a whole record. This self-titled effort gave us a ten song drive down the coast with the top down on your convertible type sound. That’s an extremely specific sound but it’s the only way I can put into words the way this album feels. The album gained success locally and surprisingly in some parts of South America. Go Figure…
The band is currently working on the follow up to their debut album. Most recently they put out a two song EP titled I Want You in the Dark/Hard to Find. Hopefully, they grace us with this album before the end of the year! That would make this year a little bit better.
Last year I had the chance to see these dudes play live. I can confirm they’re just as chill as everyone says they are. I bought my merch (very reasonably priced merch I might add) from the keyboard player who then offered us free snacks. FREE SNACKS! I’ve never been to a concert before or after that had such a beautiful gift to give.
What really proves just how down to earth these dudes are is the fact that when the crowd cheered for an encore, they weren’t expecting it. They came back on and said “wow we have nothing prepared, I guess we’ll wing it then” and proceeded to knock our socks off for two more songs!
Just a bunch of chill dudes making chill tunes and having a good time!
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