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Full Time Hobby

Released: 13.04.15

More information on The Leisure Society’s official website

 

The title track begins with a Turin Breaks-inspired melody, but as the song develops the more folky aspect comes through with Fleet Foxes-style vocals and a range of instruments, including violins and trumpets, even a whip. The simple melodies on this album allow plenty of space for the touching lyrics, making it very easy to listen to. At times it is whimsical, but the overall feel is of a modern take on 60s folk. However, it does feel like a studio album, perhaps a little too polished, which takes the edge off the authentic folky feel. I found myself growing a little impatient towards the end, but as a relaxing train journey or Sunday glass of wine accompaniment, this is an ideal album.

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