Rare Slice of Leisure Live

Leisure – consisting of Beth Horak-Hallett, Nick Taylor, Jon Mason and Anya Pearson – create dreamy electronic pop from their base in Hackney, East London.

We were lucky to see the band perform live at this year’s Leefest – the award-winning non-profit music and arts festival held in the countryside of South East London, near Bromley and Croydon.

 Anya Pearson - Leisure "A series of mellifluous pip-squeaks, pops and urgent gurgles..."
Anya Pearson – Leisure “A series of mellifluous pip-squeaks, pops and urgent gurgles…”

The sounds that Leisure created in the Lava Lounge were completely soulful – keys shone like shimmering disco-balls – and angelic voices coalesced together, gloriously.

Beth took lead vocals – and flew high with them.

The bass-play was fruity and lively.

The pattering percussion was perfect and incredibly tight.

But it was the synth-work that amazed us the most – a series of mellifluous pip-squeaks, pops and urgent gurgles.

We loved “Rare” with its sailing sounds of seabirds.

This was an evocation of balmy sunsets. The percussion seemed faster and more sizzlesome than a flaming wok.

And the synths from Anya (who also played lead guitar) created a mulch of sounds – squelched underfoot – and we adored those muskrat squeals.

Best of all, though, was the charming fluorescences of heavenly voices.

These touched us – and allowed us to fly together.

@neilmach © 2014

Link:

https://www.facebook.com/leisure.london

 

 

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