- Gentleman Of Leisure [Import]
- Artist: Pissinboy
- Format: LP
- Release Date: 6/17/2016
London-based trio Pissinboy is one of those unclassified bands that don't fit in any box and only feed from imagination and the joy of playing - their 2nd LP "Gentleman of Leisure" proves it yet another time. It's not 60's Garage, not Post-Punk, not Psych-Pop, what is it then? Singer-guitarist Andrea Pirovano's strong melodies and impeccable lyrics are the band's main weapons and drive the music. But with "Gentleman...;", the three boys take it one step further with more inventive arrangements and a rawer sound than in their previous LP "Emily". The diversity of moods in the songs also differentiates Pissinboy from most power-trios: one may recognize the danceable beat of Congolese Soukous in the title song "Gentleman Of Leisure" (no wonder all 3 band members also play in l'Orchestre du Montplaisant); the fuzzy Bontempi organ on "Slums" could be a subtle tribute to legendary producer Joe Meek; and in "Bert is Dead", it's an obvious take on the Beach Boys' classic "Pet Sounds". Songs about East London's day-to-day life, existential matters, or simply love and despair, make "Gentleman...;" a journey through life's beauty and ugliness. A perfect long-player for your afternoon tea - or to accompany your evening's first pint.