Dive Into The Murky Water…
May 27th, 2011
It’s time to dive into the murky water with the title track from ‘Into The Murky Water’, “Into The Murky Water”.
Yes, The Leisure Society are back.
Following their critically-lauded debut album ‘The Slepper’ – which was 2009′s Rough Trade Album Of The Year as well as a recipient of two Ivor Novello nominations – The Leisure Society have released ‘Into The Murky Water’ through the good folks at Full Time Hobby.
The Leisure Society came together when fellow Burton-Upon-Trent exiles Nick Hemming and Christian Hardy found themselves sharing a flat in London. Nick had previously played in bands in Burton with Paddy Considine and Shane Meadows and would later contribute scores for Meadows’s films A Room For Romeo Brass and Dead Man’s Shoes under the Leisure Society moniker.
The new album is already receiving glowing reviews, with Clash calling it “a thing of rare beauty”, and a myriad publications giving it 8/10 and 4 star reviews, such as Drowned In Sound and Subbacultcha.
Check out the brilliant title track, for streaming or free download below. The track starts with an engaging vamp, with Gene Krupa-esque drum rhythms interacting with gorgeous percussion and a mélange of both pizzicato and legato strings. Then the verse hits, with Hemming’s vocals being underpinned by an E♭minor > Cmajor progression, which, though not technically being related chords, works quite beautifully as the E♭ and F# provide perfect leading notes to the third and fifth of the C major chord when it hits.
Anyway. Enough music nerd bull$hid. What I’m trying to say is, the verses are mysteriously beautiful, and when the chorus hits, it’s just wonderful.
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