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Album Review: The Leisure Society - 'Into The Murky Water'

Beautifully nostalgic folk-pop, wistful over symphonies of summer

Album Review: The Leisure Society - 'Into The Murky Water'

6 / 10 They might be The Leisure Society, but this string-laden folk-pop collective haven’t been putting their feet up. Their second album skips merrily between Scott Walker balladeering and the symphonic, jaunty indie of The Divine Comedy.

Nobody’s pretending this lot balance on the razor-sharp blade of the cutting edge. Even so, their orchestral whimsy presses the ‘lovely, bordering on twee’ button. For proof, skip to the melancholic swoon of ‘Dust On The Dancefloor’ and ‘This Phantom Life’, the soundtrack to every picnic-date with a cardigan-wearing girl drunk on organic cider in history.

Leonie Cooper

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