Jay Reatard, FIDLAR, Wavves
Tasker - Frontperson Spitty- Drums Yacko - Guitar Joe El Plunkecino - Bass
Beck, Spacemen 3 , Florence + The Machine
Emerging from the subconscious, please meet the wide-eyed DIY bunch of eccentric drifters, Pleasure Coma.
Combining milk, exercise and punk rock, Pleasure Coma is thrilled to introduce you to its debut single, “Waiting” and the accompanying video, conveniently sub-titled for German audiences.
The precursor to their 3-track EP Naked, “Waiting” is the first piece of music to be released by the flamboyant 4 piece having spent the last 2 years leaving their mark on venues along the Australian east coast.
Outside of putting pub PAs through their paces, to date they’ve shared stages with Gooch Palms and Bleeding Knees Club charming crowds with their loose and boisterous energy driven by their infectious songs. Along the way Pleasure Coma have become acquainted with festival stages including King Street Crawl and were blessed with an opening set at Splendour in the Grass 2018, charged with the role of christening the Smirnoff tent with a blistering 2 hour DJ set of punk, rock and garage.
Pleasure Coma comprises 4 upstanding young Centrelink beneficiaries who hail from all parts of NSW. Lead singer and guitarist, Tasker, calls the tiny regional NSW township of Guyra home (population 1,900). 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, always anchored to carefully crafted songwriting.
A prolific songwriter, 22 year old Tasker might already be familiar to many Australian music fans, with songwriting credits on tracks by Tia Gostelow and Kinder alongside his solo production work collaborating with artists like G Flip and Alison Wonderland. The melodic instincts and musical prowess evident on that work comes to the fore in Tasker’s debut alongside his pals in Pleasure Coma.
Beneath the scuzz and swagger of this ramshackle group are songs which intelligently give breath to day to day struggles. And at a time when being a group of white dudes releasing music might not – on paper – resemble a compelling hook, Pleasure Coma lift the veil on that very concept of modern identity, by exploring themes of esteem, courage and compassion. Lean in closely, there’s more to them than you might think.