Heads In The Clouds At Box In Glasgow

Photo: Kensington Electronics

The Pleasurepain returned to the stage last Friday night, 31st January for a 1 off gig at Box in Glasgow.

On an evening that would see the UK leave the European Union the popular Sauchiehall Street venue also hosted up & coming Dumbarton act, Timberhouses & Edm band KROW.

The Pleasurepain entertained & explained with their repertoire of dystopian classics & paranoid(?) prophecies of Cults and Viruses.

They concluded their set with a brave digital nod to Rudimentary Peni’s brilliant Cloud Song. Did they pull it off? – Yes, according to some.

Stay tuned for a new single by (The) Pleasurepain this coming Spring.

Pleasurepain To Play At Audio Glasgow

The-Pleasurepain-BandThe Pleasurepain will appear at Audio in Glasgow on Saturday 16th February 2019, at an event headlined by Anti System. The gig, promoted by GOYA DIY Gigs will be the bands first appearance of 2019 and comes just after the release of the new album electrocore.

The event will also feature Sanction This, Matatunes, Frenetix,  Small Seeds, Cuttin Edge, Zero Hour and Iron System and will run from 4pm until Midnight.

Audio Glasgow is located at 4 Midland St, Glasgow

Tickets For The Event Can Be Purchased Here

New Album Release electrocore

The Pleasurepain 2018, photo credit Angus Watson

electrocore by The Pleasurepain, album cover by Pedro

A new 10 track Album by The Pleasurepain is out now and available for Free Here

New Tracks On The Album Include:

“Feeding The Homeless Sushi” – An attack on self promoters who hi-jack the homeless to raise their own social media profiles.

“Vegan Landlord” – A tongue in cheek poke at how a fringe movement went mainstream.

“I Don’t Believe In Yoko” – A song about trying to escape a Cult called Yoko which happens to be the name the singer gives to his Magical Thinking OCD

About The Album
Originally a traditional 5 piece punk band The Pleasurepain have stripped down, regenerated and primed themselves as a 2 piece electronic attack falcon. They have returned to ruffle a few feathers and get you triggered with  new versions of classic tracks and fresh songs, combined into one album… electrocore.

Listen to electrocore here

Pleasurepain to Play Stag And Hounds Bristol

Street Art BristolThe Pleasurepain will appear at The Stag & Hounds, Bristol on Saturday November 3rd and this will be our only England show of 2018. So if your in the Bristol area or fancy a trip to The Street Art Capital of Britain, then grab this great chance of checking us out combined with a cool weekend away.

The event is staged by We Don’t Surf, an open minded art scene promoters with The Pleasurepain supporting  main act Doghouse.

To make sure you don’t miss out, tickets will be available before the gig priced at £5 with some available at the door on the night.

Vegan Landlord

Cover For Vegan Landlord

Some people might be annoyed at pairing a Vegan with a Landlord or a Landlord with a Vegan but they are missing the point of the song. This song is not against Vegans or Landlords, as there is no actual Vegan Landlord (As in an actual person that I have chosen to sing about).

The song is a metaphor about modern new age capitalism and how it masquerades itself as a healthy moral superiority.

We are all hypocrites to a certain degree and that counts for me as much as anyone else but before we point the finger or judge others maybe we should ask ourselves how perfect we really are.

Listen To Vegan Landlord Here

Zombie Jerk


Taken from the 1992 7″ Vinyl release Dawn Of The Dead the track Zombie Jerk is about what happens in a dive of a nightclub called Quincys after a dry up has taken over the town we lived in called Dumbarton.

According to the original drummer of The Pleasure Pain and he was totally convinced about this –  He maintained that whenever there was a  dry up everyone from the schemes (Scottish Housing Estates) would make their way to the town and get off their heads on drink. Chaos would then reign big time and the nightclubs and bars of the town centre would turn into mini battle grounds.

For those of you uncool and maybe smart enough to not know what a dry up is, it is when there is no cannabis available in the immediate area where you live. This can last for days or weeks and there are lots of different opinions and conspiracies as to why this happens, which I won’t go into here.

Having never really been into smoking hash (Well, inhaling it anyway) I was always amazed that whenever there was a dry up, it became the number 1 topic of conversation with most of my mates at that time. I suppose it was because our scene, annoyingly to me, crossed over with the local drug world.

Watsy, the bass player had come up with a new track that needed words so I penned these lyrics to it as a satirical imagining of a dance called “The Zombie Jerk” and the type of users who might engage in it as they struggled through a typical dry up.

This track would go on to become one of my favourite Pleasurepain numbers and I still enjoy listening to it over 25 years later.

Hope you like it too.

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