20 Dec Video Archive: The Leisure Society – Musical Postcard
This video from my work archive is the Musical Postcard featuring The Leisure Society. Filmed shortly before the release of their album “The Sleeper” and on the night that the 2009 Brit Awards were taking place, which led to questioning about dream awards and aspirations. It still tickles me that they were firm on the goal to be nominated for an Ivor Novello award, being songwriters, several months before Nick Hemming who fronts the band achieved that milestone. A lovely postcard, in a bedroom / home studio, low lit, a lovely watch and listen.
About the musical postcards series
The Musical Postcards series was born from the idea of wanting to do a very stripped back performance podcast; bands performing acoustically in a public-ish space, no microphones for pro-audio production, no multi-takes for multiple angles, just a performance as nature intended you to hear it.
I pitched it to Mark – my collaborator in crime up in Glasgow – and made a demo with the forever incredible Sky Larkin. Clash joined in and gladly gave the publishing platform. It’s been a few years since these all went up and presuming them lost somewhere in the archives on other sites, I’m now bringing them to the fore and placing them on my site for the first time. There are some gems to come.