Pamphlet – heavy pleasure – Audio

The English alt-rock quartet Pamphlet released the LP Schezwan Sally today.

Pamphlet - heavy pleasure


A well constructed six track album (available on bandcamp) that offers two distinct sides to the band – one a coiled new-wave sound the other a dark menacing beast casting shadow through the room and they are able to successfully deliver songs with feet in either camp as both contain their signature of deep rumbling bass.

My selection from the LP is the closer heavy pleasure which is their more brooding side.

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Pamphlet – persistence / my mother didn’t raise a mess – Single Review

The English dark-rock quartet Pamphlet released the AA side single persistence / my mother didn’t raise a mess today.



persistence flies through the speakers with a rumbling bass / drum combination that tests the anchorage of the building while the guitars play to distinct and counter-point ideas- one a heavy thrubbing of fuzz the other a wailing alarum that minds of a disturbed murmuration of birds while the vocal gives the piece a feeling of forlorn isolation.

my mother didn’t raise a mess has a very different texture to the sound with a breezier pace accompanied by greater distortion with the effect of welding the elements as though a conjoined unit while the half-spoken vocals is given prominence with its ever more distraught temper – creating a sense of every greater panic.

Although Pamphlet have begun to established a live presence, there is little recorded material, word does however arrive of an EP planned for release later in the year and certainly something I am looking forward to hearing.

persistence / my mother didn’t raise a mess is available on bandcamp.

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