The Stress of Leisure is a band which hails from Brisbane (Queensland), heavily influenced by its sub tropical surroundings. Main songwriter Ian Powne started performing under the moniker in 2005, however, coined the term two years previously writing it on his home recordings. The Stress of Leisure is a truly independent band and continues to release under its own imprint The Stress of Leisure Recording Co. Five albums have been released: The Stress of Leisure (2006), Hour to Hour (2008), Soft Approach (2010), Cassowary (2012) and Achievement (2015); as well as the 7" single Sex Time (2011). The lineup has fluctuated since inception, however currently is Ian Powne (guitar, vocals), Pascalle Burton (keys, vocals), Jane Elliott  (bass) and Jessica Moore (drums). Various commentators have referred to the band as 'local pop wonders', as 'criminally underrated', a band that ease 'seamlessly through a variety of genres'. 


Ian Powne (guitar/vocals)
Pascalle Burton (keys/synths/vocals)
Phil Usher (drums/percussion)
Jane Elliott (bass/cello)
Ben Moore (bass)
Jessica Moore (drums/percussion/vocals)
Tony Strong (drums)
Almaryse Burton (vocals)




Courier Mail 'Review of the Week' - July 2015
4ZZZ Music Dept. 'Picks' - July 2015
themusic.com.au Live Review - July 2015
4ZZZ Live Delay (Live Set + Interview) - Nov 2013
themusic.com.au Live Review - Jan 2015
themusic.com.au Live Review - May 2014
Brisbane Sunday Mail - Sept 2012
themusic.com.au Live Review - Aug 2012
themusic.com.au - Aug 2012
Time Off Single of the Week - Jan 2012
the AU review - Nov 2010
Allgigs.co.uk (UK) - Oct 2010
Time Off Live Review - Aug 2010
Time Off Album of the Week - Aug 2010
Rave Magazine Indie Release of the Week - Aug 2010
Mess + Noise - Feb 2009
Allgigs.co.uk (UK) - Dec 2008
Rave Magazine - Dec 2008
Americana UK (UK) - Dec 2008
Whisperin and Hollerin (UK) - Jan 2007
Half A Cow Demo of the Week - Dec 2004


themusic.com.au - June 2015
themusic.com.au - Aug 2012
Time Off - May 2011
Rave Magazine - Aug 2010
Time Off - Aug 2010
Music That I Like: Song of the day - Apr 2010
Time Off - Mar 2009
Another Lost Shark - Dec 2008
Brisbane Courier Mail - Aug 2007

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