The Pleasures are Official Showcase artists at Folk Alliance International, 2024. The band will be appearing a number of times throughout the week, including their official showcase on Friday 23rd in the Pershing Room. For more details of The Pleasures…Read more
“A classic duets album where love isn't merely dangerous, but it should be illegal in every state” - Bernard Zuel
— Rhythms Magazine
“The songs are clearly fuelled by real life experiences, such is the passion and intensity laid bare across this sparkling eleven song collection. It's one of my favourites of the year.” - Ellis Boland
— Lonesome Highway
“As great as the The Pleasures' album is, as a live proposition they are now that album to the power of ten!” - Sophie Hamley
— Sunburnt Country
About The Band
The Pleasures are a new band fronted by Catherine Britt and Lachlan Bryan. Formed in 2022, their first three singles received heavy rotation on local and national radio, and their debut record The Beginning of the End (released in August 2023) debuted at #2 on the Official ARIA Country Charts, spent 12 weeks in the Americana Music Association Albums charts and scored the band two nominations for the 2024 Golden Guitars Australian Country Music Awards before giving a standout performance at the awards ceremony!
No shrinking violets, The Pleasures' sound is raucous, dirty and blues-inspired (occasionally interrupted by delicate moments of sublime country-folk), whilst their subject matter leaps from bold and bawdy to heartfelt and insightful. They call themselves a country band, but there’s as much Jack White influence here as there is George Jones (in fact there’s plenty of both), alongside the plethora of mythologised girl-boy country acts with whom they will inevitably draw comparison. If you get the feeling these guys have drawn upon every debaucherous night out, self-inflicted wound, bleeding heart and broken bone to come up with this noise, you'd be absolutely right.
Already festival favourites in their home country, The Pleasures have delighted crowds at The Gympie Muster, Out On The Weekend, Dashville Skyline, Songmasters of the Universe, Groundwater Music Festival, Country by the River, Country by the Bay and more. The band is already confirmed for 2024 appearances at Port Fairy Folk Festival, Tamworth Country Music Festival and Nundle Rocks - as well as showcase appearances at Folk Alliance Intenational in Kansas City and a return to the United Kingdom, where The Pleasures received a raptuous reception in November of this year.
11 track CD in digipack with six page lyric book.
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