Adult Leisure Releases Debut EP “The Weekend Ritual”: Streaming
Bristol-based alt-rock band Adult Leisure, consisting of Neil Scott (vocals), David Woolford (guitar), James Laing (bass) and Nathan Searle (drums), released their debut EP “The Weekend Ritual” on December 2, 2022.
The band started and formed the EP via countless video calls during the COVID-19 lockdown in 2020.
The band shared on social media, “Big love to everyone that's been a part of this, we really are gassed to be able to show you an introduction to what we are about, via 5 tunes of f'n fury 🔥”
The EP comprises 5-track, written, recorded and produced by the band themselves in its entirety and mixed by Ollie Searle.
“we've always wanted to produce an honest and homegrown debut selection of songs which both showcases our ability as musicians, but also keeps in line with our honest grass roots style. We wanted people to hear us with no filter or 3rd party influence. In an industry where so much is insincere, we wanted to give people us and us alone.”
- Adult Leisure explained of some tracks for the EP.
“Modern Son” via tap the feed
Neil Scott said, “For ourselves as a band, there's a passion for men's mental health. In terms of myself specifically, it's something I've dealt with in my life and the same can be said for Dave. So, it was something we really wanted to shine a light on. The fact is that it's okay not to be okay. No matter who you are.”
David Woolford said, “'Modern Son' is the expectation of what you should be,” Dave continues, “and 'Mother' is, sort of, the ode to the parent. This is who I am, the modern son, but there's still that love relationship with your parents. The fact is that it's okay not to be okay…no matter who you are.”
“Control focuses around an immeasurable love to which it's clear the object of affection isn't the wisest choice, yet still the lover is drawn ever closer, due to the overwhelming presence the recipient of their adoration has within their life.”
They continued, “They are the drug they can't seem to pry themselves away from. They are hell, yet they are home and this is the battle the lover is having with themselves.”
The band said of the artwork of the EP, “The artwork for this one features our very own James' father sipping from a military boot and after hearing the story behind it, we thought it was a perfect fit and a great way to pay homage to him.”
Story behind the artwork:
“'Sahagun' is a regimental battle honour. The Battle of Sahagún (21 December 1808) was a cavalry clash at Sahagún, Spain, in which the British 15th Light Dragoons (Hussars) defeated two regiments of French cavalry during the Corunna Campaign of the Peninsular War.[a] Losses to one of the French regiments were so heavy that it was subsequently disbanded. This battle honour is celebrated on the anniversary of the battle every year on the 21st December. As a significant battle we celebrated the day with various events. The first tradition is the officers and senior ranks waking up the living in men with Gunfire (coffee and rum) at 6.30... So what you see is his Dad drinking the 'Gunfire' from his boot as he needed to have somthing to drink from, followed by a pissup throughout the rest of the day.”
Photo by Jay Parker
Background photo by Ollie Searle
- source : Apple Music