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Folk Indie Rock outfit The Leisure Society have announced the release of fourth Album titled  The Fine Art Of Hanging On”, and they’ve also unveiled a stream of the lead track “Tall Black Cabins”,

Speaking about the record, frontman/lyricist Nick Hemming said:

“‘The Fine Art of Hanging On’ is a recurrent, linking theme, although this wasn’t an intentional concept album. It’s about clinging to something – be that a relationship, a career, or life itself. All the way through writing the album a friend of mine was battling cancer. I reached out by sending him the rough demos of this album. By giving him this access to the work in progress and by him giving feedback, we formed a close bond. Sadly he lost his battle, but his input and presence is there in the album.”

Continuing about the lead single, “Tall Black Cabins”, Hemming added:

“I took a visit to Hastings and I noticed several tall black cabins, which inspired the song of the same name. These structures are used by local fisherman for drying their nets.  Theirs is a small and shrinking industry, but they have a passion for their trade and keep it going, even though it’s not always financially viable.  We recorded the album onto analogue tape at Konk studios and mastered it at Abbey Road Studios. We wanted to make the best record we could, so despite the expense we crafted it in this way – not for money, but for the love of making it.”

The album will be released by Full Time Hobby on 13th April. It follows the band’s  “Alone Aboard The  Ark” record, which was released in 2013.