London-based trio Pissinboy is one of those unclassifiable bands that don't
fit in any box and only feed from imagination and the joy of playing
their 2nd LP *Gentleman of Leisure* proves it yet another time.
Andrea Piro's strong melodies and impeccable lyrical ear have always been
the band's main weapons, driving the songs since their first EP *Always
Find You* (2009). With *Gentleman of Leisure* the three boys take it one
step further with more inventive arrangements and a rawer sound than on
their previous LP *Emily* (2012).The diversity of moods in the songs also
differenciates Pissinboy from most power-trios: one may recognize the
danceable beat of Congolese Soukous in the title song *Gentleman Of Leisure*
(no wonder all 3 bandmembers also play in l'Orchestre du Montplaisant); the
fuzzy Bontempi organ on *Slums* could be a subtle tribute to legendary
producer Joe Meek; and in *Bert is Dead*, it's an obvious take on the Beach
Boys' classic *Pet Sounds*.
Songs about East London's day-to-day life, existential matters, or simply
love and dispair, make *Gentleman of Leisure *a journey through life's
beauty and ugliness. A perfect long-player for your afternoon tea - or to
accompany your first pint of the evening.