Having released their debut single ‘Messina’ on May 12th through AWAL, Leeds five-piece Modern Pleasure today share a brand new track ‘White Heels’. A preview of what’s to be expected from their forthcoming headline shows in London and Leeds this week and another exemplary piece of Indie Pop.
Modern Pleasure, in association with Communion Music, curate and headline an evening of Leeds bands Weds June 1st at The Pickle Factory (Oval Space) in London, and Brudenell Social Club in Leeds Weds June 8th, performing alongside Sympathiser, Polo and Team Picture. They will also join Mumford & Sons British Summer Time Hyde Park line-up Friday July 8th.
”I like to think I can pinpoint Modern Pleasure’s conception to a particular summer spent between Leeds, Berlin and Brighton, just over three years ago. I’d met Scott in Leeds a couple years previous and we’ve been tight ever since,” recalls Giuseppe De Luca, guitarist and vocalist in Modern Pleasure of Scott Johnson vocalist and lead guitar. “Scott had been spending his time in Berlin that summer and there was something he took away with him; later when we met up in Brighton he played me this bunch of songs. We busked them a little, figured them out, and on the last night when we were waiting for a late train, this kid, on his first high, was losing his life on our bench. We played him a tune and what started out as a bit of company for this poor guy, turned out to be the benchmark for the next couple of years.”
Fast forward, to 2016 and Modern Pleasure, still firmly based in the eclectic arts and music scene of Leeds, has expanded its gang of two, to incorporate Adam ‘Wheels’ Taylor on bass, Sean Goodchild, guitar and Graham Robson on drums.