Photo: Max Oppenheim
Words: Linn Branson
Ah-ha, we said last autumn when 'new' band Artificial Pleasure came our way with 'I'll Make It Worth Your While'. For the London outfit not only sounded too good to be new, but they also reminded us of someone else. And, indeed, we were right.
The Artificial Pleasure comprise three-fourths of former band Night Engine - vocalist/guitarist Phil McDonnell, Dom Brennan on synths and Lee Jordan on drums (joined now by Rich Zbaraski on bass) - who until their demise were making something of an impression on the live circuit. (Little Indie even knew them in their guise pre-Night Engine as Brew Ha-Ha.)
That aside, the alt-pop four-piece are now about to unveil their first EP, 'Like Never Before', to be released on April 21 - and so could be making this current venture third time lucky - and here's the latest cut 'All I Got' to put you in the mood. Typically, dancefloor friendly and with that standout beat and Bowie-esque vocals from Damian Lewis-lookalike frontman Phil McDonnell.
Artificial Pleasure play London's Camden Assembly on April 25, followed by an appearance at Live at Leeds on April 29.