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  • Posts Tagged ‘the leisure society’

    Kristin McClement on tour supporting The Leisure Society

    Thursday, March 26th, 2015

    Willkommen alumni The Leisure Society are taking Kristin McClement out on the road for a few UK shows in April:

    April 20th – Deaf Institute, Manchester (tickets)
    April 22nd – Oran Mor, Glasgow (tickets)
    April 23rd – The Cluny, Newcastle (tickets)
    April 24th – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds (tickets)
    April 25th – Arts Centre, Norwich (tickets)
    April 27th – Komedia, Brighton (tickets)

    See you there! Don’t forget to buy KM’s record here and learn all the words beforehand.

    Willkommen guide to End of the Road festival

    Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

    For those of you off to End of the Road festival this weekend, there are lots of Willkommen related bands that you should go and see.




    • Ichi at 12:30pm in the Tipi Tent

    We should have our own stage shouldn’t we?! Yes I think so too. We also highly recommend but aren’t yet affiliated with Joe Gideon and the Shark (0:30am, Saturday night, Tipi Tent), Bo Ningen (5pm, Sunday, Big Top) and the mighty David Byrne (9:30pm, Friday, Woods Stage) – one of the best live performers I’ve ever seen. This is quite a handy page for seeing all the stage times in one place. See you there!

    The Leisure Society announce Shepherds Bush Empire show

    Monday, April 15th, 2013

    The Leisure Society have just announced a headline show at London’s prestigious Shepherds Bush Empire for Thursday 5th December 2013. Tickets here. Their new album, Alone Aboard The Ark, came out on Monday (but it here) and they’re currently touring the UK:

    12 April – Liverpool (with Beth Orton)
    13 April – Nottingham
    14 April – Leeds
    15 April – Norwich
    16 April – Brighton
    17 April – Birmingham
    18 April – Bristol
    20 April – Glasgow
    21 April – Manchester
    22 April – Portsmouth
    25 April – London

    The Leisure Society tour new album

    Thursday, March 28th, 2013
    Released April 1st 2013

    Released April 1st 2013

    The Leisure Society release their new album, Alone Aboard The Ark, on Monday April 1st via Full Time Hobby. You can preorder it here or even play a game based around their new single, Fight For Everyone, here.

    The band are touring around the UK very soon too, click the name of the town for more information about each show:

    12 April – Liverpool (with Beth Orton)
    13 April – Nottingham
    14 April – Leeds
    15 April – Norwich
    16 April – Brighton
    17 April – Birmingham
    18 April – Bristol
    20 April – Glasgow
    21 April – Manchester
    22 April – Portsmouth
    25 April – London

    Free Christmas download – Willkommen Patchwerk

    Friday, December 21st, 2012


    In the past we’ve created several collaborative Willkommen projects for free download over the Christmas period.

    This year we asked as many Willkommen related artists as possible to simply contribute thirty seconds of sound. I stitched them together in the order in which they arrived to make a sonic patchwork quilt. The result is incredibly diverse and beautiful despite the random nature of its composition and form.

    Thank you to the following people for contributing:

    Alessi Laurent-Marke (Alessi’s Ark)
    Woodpecker Wooliams
    Said Speaks
    Marcus Hamblett
    Eyes & No Eyes
    Hamilton Yarns
    Thomas Heather
    Danny Green (Laish)
    John Smith
    Fiona Sally Miller
    Nick Hemming (The Leisure Society)
    This Is The Kit
    Rachael Dadd & Ichi
    Rozi Plain
    Helen Whitaker (The Leisure Society)
    Steve Aston Trio
    Rowan Coupland
    Turbo & Silke (Martha Rose / OCDC)
    Jacob Richardson (Sons of Noel and Adrian)
    Emma Gatrill
    Chimes (Christian Hardy)
    Mary Hampton
    Alphabets Heaven
    François Marry (François & the Atlas Mountains)

    Here are a few links to past collaborative projects for free download on