Nick Hemming's folk-inflected pop act the Leisure Society kicked into life in 2005 after he moved into the same South London apartment as fellow Burton-Upon-Trent, England-born musician Christian Hardy. A guitarist since the age of 17, Hemming had already created scores for his friend Shane Meadows' acclaimed 1999 film A Room for Romeo Brass, as well as 2002's gripping and violent Dead Man's Shoes. On the soundtrack to the latter film -- under the Leisure Society moniker -- Hemming's music sat alongside that of a veritable roll call of achingly cool alt-folk acts such as Smog, Adem, Will Oldham, the Earlies, and M. Ward. Prior to their successful film careers, both Meadows and Paddy Considine had performed with him in the Staffordshire-based early-'90s indie outfit She Talks to Angels. Hemming also garnered additional musical experience with his involvement in the Stephen Lawrie-fronted acts the Telescopes and Unisex.