Adult Leisure Share New Single “Bad Idea”

Adult Leisure Share New Single "Bad Idea"

Bristol alt/indie four-piece Adult Leisure have shared their new single “Bad Idea“, taken from their upcoming second EP due later this year.

Recorded and produced by the band themselves and mixed by Ollie Searle, the follow up to December’s debut EP The Weekend Ritual, is a powerful and introspective track that explores the complicated dynamics of unhealthy relationships.

With a sound that is uniquely their own, this song showcases the band’s raw talent and emotional depth. Through its danceable melody and relatable lyrics, Bad Idea delves into the painful truth that sometimes we accept unhappiness in order to maintain a sense of peace and stability.

Speaking about it, the band state:

“Bad idea’ is an honest answer to the relationships that we lie about to keep the peace, and avoid the new and unknown. It’s an introspective yet universal song of acceptance of unhappiness. It’s a raw and honest take on the struggles we face in relationships, and it really solidifies the sound of our band. The lyrics are honest and relatable, and we hope that they will resonate with anyone who’s ever been in a similar situation. We’re really proud of this track, and we feel like it’s a great representation of who we are as a band. 

If our first EP was an introduction, then Bad Idea is the conversation. It concretes who we are as a group and has finely tuned influences to create a more filtered and bigger sound.”

Get it here and take a listen below.

After previously helping to usher in Bristol’s indie boom of the 2010’s, guitarist David Woolford and bassist James Laing (Moon Club), vocalist and lyricist Neil Scott (Aztecs) and drummer Nathan Searle (Towers) came together to form Adult Leisure following a thirst to create during the pandemic, formed via countless video calls during the heart of 2020’s UK lockdown.

The band will be taking the single live around the UK throughout June on their ‘Bad Idea Tour’, beginning on June 16th in London.

Adult Leisure Upcoming Tour Dates

16th June – Old Blue Last, London
17th June – Heartbreakers, Southampton
18th June – Green Door Store, Brighton
19th June – Moles, Bath
21st June – The Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham
22nd June – Northern Guitars, Leeds
23rd June – Cafe Indie, Scunthorpe
24th June – Record Junkee, Sheffield
26th June – Little Buildings, Newcastle
27th June – Polar Bear Music Club, Hull