Mind Control

Birmingham quartet Pleasure House have released Mind Control, the second cut from their five-track Sentient EP out 26th May.

Part of a new wave of acts currently reinvigorating the city’s music scene, the Midlands four-piece incorporate elements of Peace and Swim Deap in their sound to create their own unique offering. Pulverising drums, snarling riffs and aggressive vocals strongly come to the fore in latest EP cut Mind Control, which arrives ahead of the band’s string of live dates across the country, following on from support slots with the likes of Sundara Karma, Black Honey and Fickle Friends.

Ahead of the release, frontman Alex Heffernan stated: “The system is broken and we’re all being lied to. Mind Control is happening all around us and we wouldn’t even know. The media controls the masses, the leaders control the media, and we’re left scurrying around like little ants trying to choose a colour that seems less evil than the other. We wrote this song amongst the storm of Brexit and Trump, way before a general election had been called, and now I think it’s even more relevant. Register to vote, try to save the NHS and don’t let the TV dictate your decisions.”

Produced by Bruce Rintoul (Twin Atlantic, Fatherson, Vukovi), Pleasure House’s Mind Control is out now.

The single will be featured on Aural Delights 234

Photo credit: Tom Nicholls


  • 24 May – Esquires, Bedford
  • 25 May – Marrs Bar, Worcester
  • 26 May – The Garibaldi Hotel, Northampton
  • 27 May – Verve Bar, Leeds
  • 01 June – The Garage, London
  • 02 June – Jimmy’s NQ, Manchester
  • 03 June – The Rocking Chair, Sheffield
  • 10 June – The Shed, Leicester
  • 13 June – The Hope & Ruin, Brighton








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