The Leisure Society release their fifth album, Arrivals & Departures on 12th April. Speaking of the single “God Has Taken A Vacation", their highly-lauded songwriter Nick Hemming said: "I started writing the song about my break up, but world events started finding their way in too. Division, borders, a loss of hope." This displacement set the tone for the next 18 months, as Nick moved from one temporary accommodation to the next, writing and recording demos constantly as he came to terms with the break up - which would eventually become the foundation of the album which was recorded in rented and borrowed houses in the Peak District, the Cotswolds and a medieval mansion in Richelieu, France.
The band also snuck into Union Chapel in Islington late at night to capture strings and choral sections for the record, which features the likes of Brian Eno and poet Liz Berry, and was mixed by Gareth Jones (known for his work with Grizzly Bear, Nick Cave, and These New Puritans).