With the current political landscape both nationally and globally, music has once again been an outlet for those seeking to vent. Typically buoyant Birmingham quartet Pleasure House have had their self-styled indie dance-pop vibe sullied by a relentless stream of what they call “hateful rhetoric and petty politics.” Dystopian doom and gloom much.
Alas, all is not lost. New track “Calm,” although fashioned with a slightly ironic angered fever, acts as a kind of call to arms to those seeking to remain level headed and kind hearted in an increasingly fractured society. An impassioned message of resistance, it is hard to recall the last revolutionary soundtrack to promote a chorus urging the empowered masses to simply calm down… but with enough poise and composure I think it might just work.
“Calm” is the first song to be lifted from the band’s new five-track Sentient EP due for release 26th May during an already busy period of touring.
28th – Handmade Festival, Leicester
11th – The Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham
14th – Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh
15th – Broadcast, Glasgow
24th – Esquires, Bedford
25th – Marrs Bar, Worcester
26th – The Garibaldi Hotel, Northampton
27th – Verve Bar, leeds
1st – The Garage, London
2nd – Jimmy’s NQ, Manchester
3rd – The Rocking Chair, Sheffield
10th – The Shed, Leicester
13th – The Hope & Ruin, Brighton