Aural Delights 234


  1. Oxbow – Cold & Well Lit Place – Thin Black Duke
  2. Cannonball Statman – Ailing in Leipzig – Cackles
  3. The Big Moon – Sucker – Love in the 4th Dimension
  4. Total Victory – Gold Curtain – English Martyrs
  5. Dave Graney & The Lurid Yellow Mist – I Ain’t Natural (Supermodified Remix) – Supermodified
  6. False Advertising – It’s Been A While – Three Minute Heroes
  7. Harvestman – White Horse – Music for Megaliths
  8. Chorchazade – This is His – Crackle And Corkette EP
  9. Lil’ Lost Lou – Bones, Feathers, Black Book, Rabbit Foot – Lil’ Lost Lou
  10. Pattern Language – The Castellers – Total Squaresville
  11. Elliot Sharp Carbon – Geometry – Monster Curve
  12. Aquaserge – La Femme de Tahiti – Tahiti Coco
  13. Lil’ Lost Lou – Jolene – Lil’ Lost Lou
  14. Pleasure House – Mind Control – Mind Control
  15. BNQT – 100 Million Miles – Volume 1
  16. Adult. – Into the Drum (feat. Lun*na Menoh) – Detroit House
  17. Cannonball Statman – Orbiting The Pacific – Cackles
  18. Chorchazade – Half A Crown – Made To Be Devoured
  19. The Quicksilver Kings – I Want To Be Human – Three Minute Heroes
  20. Matching Mole – Waterloo Lily – March
  21. Sharon Von Etten – Afraid of Nothing – Are We There
  22. Akranes – Takeover Me (feat. Sabira Jade) – Takeover Me
  23. Vieon – Extant (Original Mix) – Fly By Night
  24. Danny Short – Begin to Burn – Form Your Opinion
  25. Seazoo – Roy’s World Final – Roy’s World Final
  26. Total Victory – The Public Weighbridge – English Martyrs
  27. Serial Chiller – Bed Mood – Three Minute Heroes
  28. Pattern Language – Squaresville – Total Squaresville
  29. Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band – The Smithsonian Institute Blues (Or The Big Dig) – The Dust Blows Forward: An Anthology

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