Tag: Leisure Society

Interview | The Leisure Society find new direction

It’s a big, strange house (a convent, in fact), the kind you might hear ghost stories about. And it’s a long way from home, in Richelieu, France, where the Leisure Society have gone to record, to get away from it…

Album | The Leisure Society – Arrivals & Departures

Ten years since Nick Hemming, Christian Hardy and co arrived with their award-nominated debut album The Sleeper, their fifth offering represents a rebuilding of sorts. The ending of songwriter Hemming’s relationship with Leisure Society flautist Helen Whitaker, and the folding…

Record Store Day | Shopping Guide M-Z

And on it goes. Following swiftly on from the first part of our buying guide, here is more tasty goodness from the RSD list. Martin Carthy – Martin Carthy. LP – £18.99. Limited to 750. Martin Carthy’s groundbreaking debut LP…

Blog | Ian’s Record Store Day: 7 shops. 22 records. 23.5 hours.

Ian Parker, Albums Editor extraordinaire, is uncontested for the title of For Folk’s Sake’s resident physicals enthusiast. While some of us were busy watching Johnny Flynn’s baby singing his dad’s songs or pretending to be this guy, Ian was freezing in…

Live | The Leisure Society (Laura Marling support) @ Winchester Cathedral

‘This place seems nice…’ quips Leisure Society co-frontman Christian Hardy, surveying the audience settling into Winchester Cathedral’s 160m Gothic nave. Before Nick Hemming’s guitar ripples reassuringly into ‘We Were Wasted’, from the band’s debut album The Sleeper. It’s a skeleton…