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?
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