MUSIC NEWS: The Pleasure Dome Announce Debut Album Details & Share ‘Down The Alley’ Music Video

The Pleasure Dome have announced their debut album EQUINOX is set for release on 22nd September via Hound Gawd! Records.

“The Equinox happens twice a year when the day and night are exactly the same length. It’s the day when winter becomes spring and summer becomes autumn. Pagans celebrate this day and call it Mabon,” comments vocalist Bobby Spender. “The song ‘At Dawn’ is where the writing for this album really began—I watched the sunset of the equinox up Glastonbury Tor with an ex and unbeknownst to us when we said goodbye at dawn it would be the last we would see each other as we soon broke up. The life that followed makes up the majority and overall feel of the album. Five songs have been carried through from before that point, but that moment felt like a turning point for me. The idea of duality is found in the title; the dark going turning into the light, all or nothing, rough and smooth, love and heartbreak, the calm and the thunder.”

The band have also released a video for the album’s lead single Down The Alley. Speaking about the track, Spender says, “This one is about something that happened to me when I was a child. I got kicked out, pushed over in an alley, a five pound note thrown in my face, and told to f*ck off. I ended up sleeping rough for a bit. Recently I was sitting on a bed thinking about it with a guitar in my hand and the song came through.”

He continues, “The song felt like a rhythm of emotion that flowed through me, this repetition of a moment, a mantra of upset, a cry of defiance; it just has this verse that grows with every pass, a word gets added to the melody every round. Like I had the story unfold in this repetitive way. A memory repeating over and over. It feels powerful to play, sometimes painful. But I am proud of it. It’s cheap therapy really, me healing by taking control of pain, exposing these vulnerabilities.”

Like what you hear? Down The Alley is out now and EQUINOX is available to pre-order on vinyl HERE.

See the band live at the following headline dates:

September 2023
Thu 28th – LONDON – The Grace
Fri 29th – BRIGHTON – The Hope & Ruin
Sat 30th – BRISTOL – The Crofters Rights

October 2023
Thu 5th – LEEDS – The Oporto
Tue 10th – NIJMEGAN – Merelyn
Wed 11th – HAARLEM – Patronaat, Hall 3
Thu 12th – UTRECHT – Hofman
Fri 13th – LANDGRAAF – De Oefenbunker

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