Having played alongside the likes of Shonen Knife, Kid Congo and the Pink Monkey Birds, Spiral Stairs (Pavement), Cable Ties, Dave Graney and the MistLY, and toured Australia with Regurgitator and Custard, The Stress of Leisure is quite possibly the- band-you-can’t-believe-you’ve-never-heard-of on the Australian music scene. Like all the best bands, The Stress of Leisure is a party band in the art-school mould. Imagine a Brisbane backyard full of misfits dancing and sweating their hearts out. It’s Queensland post-punk and irreverent as all hell.
Brisbane community radio station 4ZZZ describes the band as “off-kilter dancefloor filler.” And when legendary Australian musician Dave Graney describes you as “weird and freaky in the most positive ways, joyous and gleeful, a beacon of creativity” though, you know you must be doing something right