News | The Leisure Society announce new record The Fine Art of Hanging on


FFS favourites The Leisure Society have announced the release of their fourth studio album. The Fine Art of Hanging On is the follow up to 2013’s Alone Aboard the Ark.

It will be released on 13th April 2015 on Full Time Hobby, the Leisure Society’s label since 2009’s The Sleeper.

Songwriter Nick Hemming said: “The Fine Art of Hanging On is a recurrent, linking theme, although this wasn’t an intentional concept album. It’s about clinging to something – be that a relationship, a career, or life itself.

“All the way through writing the album a friend of mine was battling cancer. I reached out by sending him the rough demos of this album. By giving him this access to the work in progress and by him giving feedback, we formed a close bond. Sadly he lost his battle, but his input and presence is there in the album.”

Listen to ‘Tall Black Cabins’:



1. The Fine Art Of Hanging On
2. Nothing Like This
3. Tall Black Cabins
4. The Undefeated Ego
5. Outside In
6. I’m A Setting Sun
7. You Are What You Take
8. You’ll Never Know When It Breaks
9. All Is Now
10. Wide Eyes At Villains
11. As The Shadows Form

Live dates:

Mon 13 April Bristol, Colston Hall Lantern – tickets

Tue 14 Oxford O2 Academy 2 – tickets

Wed 15 London, Islington Assembly Hall – tickets

Thu 16 Cambridge, Junction 2 – tickets

Fri 17 Birmingham, Rainbow – tickets

Sat 18 Nottingham, Rescue Rooms –”>tickets

Mon 20 Manchester, Deaf Institute – tickets

Thu 23 Newcastle, The Cluny – tickets

Fri 24 Leeds, Brudenell Social Club – tickets

Sat 25 Norwich, Arts Centre – tickets

Mon 27 Brighton, Komedia – tickets