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by The Stress of Leisure

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Brain Jam 04:26
Sylvia Plath 01:42
White Funk?? 04:23


"This massively underrated Brisbane quartet continue to craft their brilliantly off-kilter art-synth-funk-pop in their own bathysphere on Achievement, untainted by midlife trials and mainstream trends.
From the Graney-attitude funk of No Idea Is The New Idea, the mischievous-yet-dark faux-disco melter, Girl On A Lilo, to the Dunedin rush of Goodyear Blimp, Ian Powne and co. succeed in marking out their own world, one that is garish, knowing, self-deprecating and absurdly laconic. When song titles like Sylvia Plath and White Funk?? can stand beside each other, you know you’re staring mad genius in the face." - Brendan Telford (the music.com.au)


released June 26, 2015

Ian Powne - vocals/guitar
Pascalle Burton - keyboards/synths/vocals
Jane Elliott - bass/cello/stylophone/vocals
Phil Usher - drums/percussion/vocals

Songs by Ian Powne except 'Girl On A Lilo', 'Aim High/Get High' & 'Goodyear Blimp' (Powne/Burton/Elliott/Usher), 'No Idea Is The New Idea' & 'Brain Jam' (Powne/Burton).

Recorded by Darek Mudge at The Shed (Brisbane, Qld).
Mixed by Magoo (Brisbane, Qld)
Mastered by Joe Lambert (Jersey City, NJ)


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The Stress of Leisure Brisbane, Australia

The Stress of Leisure is Ian Powne, Pascalle Burton, Jessica Moore and Jane Elliott.

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