Although they’ve only been around for about two years, King Leisure are a local act that are quickly making waves.
Formed in 2016 in the DMV area by a core group of musicians and writers, the quartet released their first composition Leisure – EP this morning. Running lean at four tracks and sixteen minutes, these songs are a meditation on finding one’s place in the world. Tightly weaving personal truths between arpeggiated guitar chords and cathartic, anthemic choruses, the sound remains fresh while paying homage to spiritual predecessors like Third Eye Blind, Against Me!, and Pavement.
King Leisure is headlining tonight at DC9 Nightclub, joined by The Wingers, Secret Nudist Friends, and Phone Sex. Doors at 7:30 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m. $8 cover.