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


Bio

Following the music therapist-endorsed anthem “Comedown Song”, unqualified Sydney brats Pleasure Coma today drops regret riddled love song “Marioki”.

Throughout COVID-19, the world has fallen desperately short of love songs. Not the Romeo & Juliet goldfish-bowl-dwelling type (diCaprio-Danes version). We know how that shit ends. We’re talking the proper, bottom of the gut, unrequited confusion. And not just the once-off rejection. The humiliating, self-confidence shattering, numbing sensation of repeated romantic failure. “Marioki” fills this void with aplomb.

Coffs favourite philosopher Tasker laments, “Marioki is that illusive, unattainable lover. That person that leaves you with more questions than answers…. Not even time passing gives you the answers, just that the questions gently fade. And if they refuse to fade, hopefully some punk rock can silence them”

Led by Coffs-native Tasker, a popular producer/writer for artists like G Flip, Alison Wonderland, Tia Gostelow, Tuka,, Carl Renshaw and more, Pleasure Coma’s second EP Waiting To Die arrives this Friday. Recorded in Melbourne with Tobias Priddle in between bahn mis and casked wine, the EP blends garage sensibilities with bedroom philosophies and bathroom humour. A bit of guitar, bass and drums are splashed on for decorative purposes.

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 this Friday October 9. 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.
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

Wasting My Time

Pleasure Coma

Review by Steph Hughes Steph Hughes

04 Mar 2021

Triple J
40

This is fun and thrashy and much needed! Thanks team Pleasure Coma!

This is fun and thrashy and much needed! Thanks team Pleasure Coma!

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

19 Oct 2020

Triple J
40

bashing around in the shallows to this one having the bodysurfing sesh of a lifetime with some mini barrels and perfect water temp.

bashing around in the shallows to this one having the bodysurfing sesh of a lifetime with some mini barrels and perfect water temp.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

12 Oct 2020

Triple J
40

Roughshod energy and loose attitude but there's a loved up warmth here too.

Roughshod energy and loose attitude but there's a loved up warmth here too.