Artist info

Genre

Punk, Rock


Sounds like

Jay Reatard, FIDLAR, Wavves


band members

Tasker - Frontperson/Idiot 'Spitty' Spittaller - Drums/Tour Chef Jack 'Mr Banana Pancakes' Johnston - Guitar/Intellectual Joe 'Plunkdog Chillionaire' Plunkett - Bass/Tour Mother Figure


Influences

Beck, Spacemen 3 , Florence + The Machine


Gig

Pleasure Coma

Strong impact coarse language and/or themes

18 Sep

Oxford Art Factory...

Sydney, 2010

Sydney

7:30pm

Bio

“Comedown Song” is the first single from Pleasure Coma’s newly-announced second EP Waiting to Die. Having written the songs which make up Waiting To Die some time ago, the EP name derives from the light-hearted frustration towards uncoordinated management and labels stating that ‘patience is a virtue’ in regards to the band’s release strategy. Tasker holed up in the self described ‘poo room’ (apparently the size of a single bed) inside a Melbourne studio to record the EP with Tobias Priddle. It was convenient for the young songwriter, who recorded the five tracks with the help of a daily routine of 10 coffees, a banh mi and a Yalumba box of wine.

Pleasure Coma comprises 4 upstanding young Centrelink beneficiaries who hail from all parts of NSW. Tasker calls the tiny regional NSW township of Guyra (population 1,900) home . Later moving to Coffs Harbour and now Sydney, the band’s debut EP was recorded entirely in the space under Tasker’s Ikea-inspired raised bunk bed in his Redfern sharehouse (also featured in the “Waiting" video). Reminiscent of early Red Hot Chili Peppers and Green Day, the band’s eccentricities and energy beautifully colour their DIY approach, whilst always remaining anchored to deceptively carefully crafted songwriting.

Full of swagger, a little bit rowdy and emotionally open, Waiting to Die paints a picture of Tasker’s anxious bouts with derealisation, depersonalisation and a longing for normality. The EP will be released by Best & Fairest Records on September 11. Pleasure Coma lift the veil on that very concept of ego, by exploring themes of esteem, courage and compassion. Lean in closely, there’s more to them than you might think.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

29 Jul 2020

Triple J
40

it's in the same spirit as locals dz and dunies and this might find it's way onto a few playlists with that mosh medication through the pain feel.

it's in the same spirit as locals dz and dunies and this might find it's way onto a few playlists with that mosh medication through the pain feel.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

19 May 2020

Triple J
40

Pleasure Coma operating by a simple creed, which they outline with typically raucous emphasis here. Can't say it's not appealing, not gonna lie.

Pleasure Coma operating by a simple creed, which they outline with typically raucous emphasis here. Can't say it's not appealing, not gonna lie.

Review

Review by Gemma Pike Gemma Pike

06 May 2020

Triple J
40

Is it good or bad that I find this v. relatable?

Is it good or bad that I find this v. relatable?