Track Of The Day – Eyesore And The Jinx – Leisure Time


In a world that increasingly makes less sense as the decent into Trumptopia seems to gather apace daily, it’s nice to find an artist who can shine a light into the darkness to expose bothersome conduct.  Eyesore And The Jinx appear to be one such artist who effortlessly can take a personal observation or bugbear and make it relatable and universal. Their latest release ‘Leisure Time‘ is their best yet, a juddering acerbic celebration of the wrongness of the world, in microcosmic form but holding a mirror up to much wider issues and attitudes. “When you look into the void” etc etc.

Josh from the band explains that ‘Leisure Time’ is written “from the perspective of an unhinged holidaymaker, ‘Leisure Time’ points a greasy, heavily lotioned finger at the care-free nature of the British expat. Whose enduring commitment to enjoying themselves, at the expense of other cultures, remains as visible and as grotesque as ever. It is, in short, a sun-stroked blather on the most miserable of holidays.”   

  It’s another Eggy Records release,( the bands 4th)  a label that’s producing some of the most exciting, innovative, interesting and occasionally deranged music locally. Probably because they aren’t following any rule book. Perhaps maybe a bit like Boris Johnson they are making it up as they go along. But unlike Boris Johnson, they are adding something of value. And aren’t rapacious, entitled, self-aggrandising c**ts.





Saturday 28th – RivFest, Warrington



Friday 4th – The Waiting Room, London

Saturday 5th – DIALS Festival, Portsmouth

Sunday 6th – The Prince Albert, Brighton

Saturday 12th – Neighbourhood Festival, Manchester

Saturday 12th – Smithdown Festival, Liverpool

Wednesday 23rd – The Eagle Inn, Manchester (w/ Ice Baths)

Saturday 26th – Drop the Dumbulls, Liverpool (OHMNS’ All-Dayer)



Sunday 12th – Rockaway Beach Festival, Bognor Regis

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Andy Von Pip

ANDY VON PIP - Founder, editor, writer, reviewer, photographer and all-round good guy at the House photographer for The Academy Music Group, Zuma Press, Event Magazine and Rex Features worldwide. You can check out his photography at Andy Von Pip Photography Has been new music tipster on BBC6 Music, Amazing Radio, and DJ on Strangeways Radio (USA.) Can currently be heard on IWFM Radio. His radio work has been described as sounding like Ian McCulloch on ketamine fused with Ringo Starr. New music tipster on Amazing Radio, moderator for BBC 6 Music DJ Tom Robinson's Fresh on the Net, former member of "BBC's Sound Of" panel. Written and photographic work has appeared in The Quietus, Music Week, Record Of The Day, The Guardian, GIITV, The Sabotage Times, Bido Lito, The Skinny, Louder Than War. Media partner and curator for Liverpool Sound City.

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