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Hot Fire! 03:55
Shark Killer 03:53
Work It Out 04:10
Sex Time 03:30


"So life isn't always easy in the tropical paradise of Queensland. Don't whinge about - sing about it! Brisbane band Stress of Leisure capture perfectly the vagaries of life in the planet's soft underbelly. Sonically, it's a whirlpool of post-punk vocals, rich guitars and gritty synth teamed with spot on and often-funny lyrics." - Sally Browne (The Sunday Mail)

"It's downright ludicrous that Brisbane four-piece The Stress Of Leisure aren't on the tips of everyone's tongues right now, especially given the indie-popsters have been gracing us with their presence for eight years, albeit with a rotating lineup. Even more mindboggling is that Cassowary is their fourth album to date. Hooking in early to a vibrant and playful sound tinged with post-punk attitude shows that these two guys and two girls have that knack for staying one step ahead of a pack of peers who've only cottoned on recently." - Carley Hall (the music.com.au)


released August 31, 2012

Ian Powne - vocals/guitar
Pascalle Burton - keys/synth/vocals/cowbell
Jessica Moore - drums/percussion/vocals
Ben Moore - bass
Phil Usher - extra percussion
Darek Mudge - extra guitar

Songs by Ian Powne except 'Hot Fire!' (I.Powne/A.Burton), 'Sex Time' (I.Powne/P.Burton), 'Theme Song For Fitness' (I.Powne/P.Burton/B.Moore/J.Moore) and 'Tropic of Capricorn' (I.Powne/B.Moore).

Recorded by Darek Mudge at The Shed (Brisbane), except 'Hot Fire' and 'Shark Killer' which were recorded by Magoo at Applewood.
Mixed by Magoo at Applewood.

Mastered by Don Bartley.


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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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