Acclaimed New Zealand outfit LEISURE have dropped their new single ‘Mesmerised’, out now.

Characterised by captivating synth melodies and hypnotically repetitive vocals, ‘Mesmerised’ sees LEISURE craft an electronica-infused track that maintains the smooth, seductive sound that they have made their own.

It follows on from carefree recent single ‘Take Me Higher’, with both tracks set to feature on their forthcoming SIDE B EP, a much-anticipated follow-up to last year’s EP, SIDE A.

A five-track release which was crafted during a trip to France, SIDE A received praise from fans and tastemakers alike, with BBC Radio 1’s Phil Taggart and BBC 1Xtra’s Jamz Supernova supporting on their respective radio shows. Prior to that was 2019 sophomore album TWISTER, and a successful European tour soon followed, which included sold-out dates in London and Berlin alongside a debut double performance at Brighton festival The Great Escape.

Forming in 2015 during a spontaneous trip up to New Zealand’s west coast, LEISURE quickly gained attention with their self-titled debut album. Released in 2016, LEISURE peaked at #2 in the NZ charts and received worldwide critical acclaim. The album also included a notable collaboration, ‘Nobody’, with US rapper GoldLink. Now with over 160 million streams to their name, they’re going the distance, at their own pace, in their own way.

‘Mesmerised’ sees LEISURE explore new sonic terrain while simultaneously staying true to their trademark downbeat sound.


  1. ‘Take You Higher’
  2. ‘Mesmerised’
  3. ‘Flipside’
  4. ‘Visions of You’
  5. ‘Miles Away’