Eyesore & The Jinx - Leisure Time

Song of the Day
Hosted by John Richards
Today's Song of the Day, as chosen by John Richards, host of The Morning Show on KEXP, is "Leisure Time" by Eyesore & The Jinx, a 2019 single on Eggy Records.
photo by Kirsten Roberts
written by Janice Headley

Liverpool-based band Eyesore & The Jinx have only released a few singles so far in their career, but have already begun making a name for themselves with their politically-charged post-punk sound. Their latest single "Leisure Time" is a biting take on British tourism. Vocalist/bassist Josh Miller explained the track in a press release:

From the perspective of an unhinged holiday maker, “Leisure Time” points a greasy, heavily lotioned finger at the carefree 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.

Imbued with the spirit of an ever-increasing, and continually justifiable Anglophobia, “Leisure Time” does nothing to dispel the myths of the Brit abroad. Instead, it stomps, flat-footed, through its two minutes and 54 seconds with all the irritability of a speedo’d England fan, in Mediterranean heat.

The track was produced by Daniel Fox of Girl Band, who will also be behind the board on Eyesore & The Jinx's upcoming debut EP. 

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