Manchester Loud: Listen to Affairs’ shimmering new modern indie single ‘Life of Leisure’

The music of Manchester certainly needs no introduction, and by now, most bands to emerge from the English mecca have a distinct sound that traces a mighty lineage. The heroes are plentiful, and we all know them by heart.

Guitar-rock quintet Affairs pull from all the chosen players, but do so on their own terms, and today have released a glistening new single via Fierce Panda called “Life Of Leisure”. To our ears, it has all the sparkle and wit of Manchester’s finest, but also falls somewhere between the mid-00’s American modern indie sounds of the Killers and Saintface.

The tall-heights track premiered via the good folks at the Revue this morning.

“All of us are really proud of how ‘Life of Leisure’ came out,” Affairs report back, via the Revue. “Musically, we were aiming to bring an organic feel to the production, focusing on the various tones and sounds. Sometimes it can be a battle between the synthetic, electronic elements and the more traditional instruments. But with [producer] James Kenosha at the helm, we really married the two together creating something that felt natural with less emphasis on programming or computer tricks. The track itself was one which just flowed out in the writing process, and we wanted to keep this care-free vibe for the recording. Working with James in his studio, which is somewhat isolated and definitely off the grid, meant we could totally emerge ourselves in the track with no distractions.”

Get lost in all its beautiful glory below.