Pleasure Coma Waiting Interview

Pleasure Coma Waiting Interview

Interview with Tasker

Despite Waiting being their first piece of recorded music, the band have already accomplished many milestones such as joining the Su-Ku-Ya management roster (which also boasts Gordi and Willaris. K), and vocalist and guitarist, Tasker, notching up song writing credits for Tia Gostelow and Kinder.

Question: How would you describe your music?

Tasker: Scum rock.

Question: Which is your favourite song to perform live and why?

Tasker: We have this track called Jonny (which is coming out in a couple of weeks) which we all let loose and take turns doing the most self-indulgent solos possible.

Question: If you could have anyone, in the world, attend a show, who would it be?

Tasker: Noel Fielding, I'm sure that man would cut sick on the dance floor.

Question: Do you prefer performing live or recording?

Tasker: Both equally, I love the duality of being able to nerd out in the studio but also go wild on stage.

Question: What is the story behind the band name?

Tasker: A few years ago I was suffering from a mental health disorder and was googling how to induce myself into a coma to try and cure it and one of the search results said something about a pleasure coma and those two words started glowing and came out of the computer.

Question: How did the band come together?

Tasker: We all play in another band called Mount Zamia so when I started Pleasure Coma it was a natural move to keep the same members.

Question: What motivates you most when writing music?

Tasker: Having the vision of a song in my head and wanting to get that out on record.

Question: Which music/artists are you currently listening to?

Tasker: BJM, Deerhunter, Kanye West and Air.

Question: What or who was your inspiration to go into the music industry?

Tasker: Alison Wonderland was one of the first full time artists to really take me under their wing and encourage me to just give it a go, which is pretty much the reason I moved to Sydney.

Question: If you could collaborate with another artist, who would it be?

Tasker: Beck.

Question: What is the biggest challenge you have faced along the way to your musical success?

Tasker: Anxiety, it really does mess you up more than anything.

Question: What's a typical day like?

Tasker: There is no typical day but all of them involve lots of coffee and good time juice (aka alcohol) and writing a ton of music.

Question: What has been your favourite part of becoming a music artist?

Tasker: Being able to fully be my ADD, eccentric and over the top annoying self without judgment; as Mr West would say, that is my superpower.

Question: Can you share your socials?


Interview by Brooke Hunter