The Leisure Society - Alone Aboard The Ark

The Leisure Society - Alone Aboard The Ark (April 16, Full Time Hobby) - Third album from eclectic English "Baroque pop" collective that's been described by The Independent as "a uniquely British take on Americana" and "fragile, beautifully orchestrated and restrained" by The Guardian...New project was recorded at KONK studios in London, owned by former Kink legend (and Leisure Society Fan) Ray Davies...The band has been twice nominated for the prestigious Ivor Norvello award...Fine waltzing lead track "The Sober Scent of Paper" came out, in part, from some mental imagery of the tortured poet Sylvia Plath by songwriter Nick Hemming: "For some reason, the first line “Chains dredge the great lake around you / Pull you along by the knots in your hair“ made me think of her. I guess it’s quite a dark desolate image“..."Fight For Everyone" (stream after the jump) lightens the mood with a sharp rhythmic snap and some bright brass lines for embellishment...

The Leisure Society - 'The Sober Scent of Paper' (from Alone Aboard The Ark)

The Leisure Society - 'The Sober Scent of Paper' from Alone Aboard The Ark)