There are three artists with the name Leisure: 1) Leisure is a band that formed in 2009 in Cambridge, MA. They self-released their debut 7" "It's Alright (On the Suez Canal)"/"Outside These Walls" in March 2010 and have tour dates across the East Coast and Midwest scheduled with GIRLS, the San Francisco pop group, in April 2010. 2) Leisure was a Sacramento, CA based band who came out with one EP called "Polygraph Alliance" in 1999/2000.
There are several artists using this name: 1) Ultra-hooky, dramatic vocal harmony-drenched tunes. Echoes of the Beatles, Harry Nilsson, the Beach Boys, and Phil Spector are everywhere. Hal go beyond imitation and use their influences, as a good band should, as guides and not blueprints. Tim Sendra-All Music Guide.
Dublin 3-piece, Hal, formed in 2003 and were signed by Jeff Travis to Rough Trade Records in 2004. Their eponymous debut album was produced by Tears for Fears’ Ian Stanley, and released to critical acclaim in 2005, producing two UK and Irish top 40 chart hits.