Listening to The Pleasure Dome, you might be reminded of The Walkmen or even more distantly The Buzzcocks. They're romantic and sarcastic, raw and roaring with honesty. If 2020's Tory/Trump governments, global pandemic and race revolution have a soundtrack, these Bristolians play as confused, angry and sardonic a part in it as the no-good-punk scene should.
Answers are from Bobby (vocals, guitar) and Loz (bass).
RAW MEAT: Tell us about your local music scene; what’s your favourite local venue, are there any record labels or stores that we should look up, what’s the scene like where you're from?
Bobby: The local scene in Bristol is pretty tight knit, and there’s lots of good bands - so it’s hard to know everyone. But... everyone knows someone who knows someone else, there’s lots of links. It’s quite incestuous. I think my favourite venue in Bristol is The Louisiana. I’ve been through a lot at that place.
Name one track or band that you love from the past.
Bobby: The Zombies - 'This Will Be Our Year'.
Name one track or band that you're loving right now.
Loz: bdrmm - 'Push/Pull'.
Name one track or band that you think we should be listening out for in the future.
Bobby: Katy J Pearson. Her songs are amazing, the best thing coming out of Bristol right now.
What are you up to now and what can we expect from you next?
Bobby: We have another single to come from our recordings at Invada Studios, which we're excited about. Working with James Trevascus at such a prestigious place as Invada was a pleasure. Other than that, keeping on with the same as usual, writing a lot and working on future releases. We’ve not played together since we did a live stream at a friends studio a few days before lockdown, so we're desperate for a live music scene to come back and to get back to recording more music.