Hour to Hour

by The Stress of Leisure

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"TSOL’s real strength lies in crafting classy indie-pop songs, whose subtly elegant melodies and spindly guitar lines certainly stack up well in comparison to their more famous antecedents. I can even forgive Powne for lifting the riff from Television’s ‘Marquee Moon’ for ‘Loneliness, Incidentally’, when he can write a song as utterly fragile and wistful as ‘Alexanderplatz’. Within reasonably narrow stylistic parameters, there is certainly a lot of variety in instrumentation, sound, tempo and mood on this album. The pared-down production and sparse use of additional instruments actually accentuates this, as it avoids the kind of overblown feel that marred some of the albums Powne’s heroes released mid-career. There is a great flow to this collection of songs that bears repeated listens more than I had initially expected, and while there are no obvious killer choruses or hooks, there are plenty of memorable moments on Hour To Hour." - Rene Schaefer (Mess + Noise)

credits

released December 1, 2008

Ian Powne - vocals/guitar/keys
Tony Strong - drums
Neil Coombe - some bass and lead guitar
Pascalle Burton - backing vocals
Almaryse Burton - backing vocals
Dean Reeves - percussion on 'Man Doll'

All songs by Ian Powne.

Recorded and mixed by Neil Coombe at The White Room Recording Studio, Mt. Nebo (Qld).

Mastered by Don Bartley.

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The Stress of Leisure Brisbane, Australia

The Stress of Leisure exist in their own mythological version of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Always looking for love, trying to keep their minds off death, living for the weekend.

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