Album Premiere: Pleasure Symbols – ‘Closer And Closer Apart’

Showcasing an 80’s inspired post-punk sound with a pop-noir twist, Brisbane’s Pleasure Symbols share an advance stream of their first full-length record ‘Closer and Closer Apart’, which is out on May 24th via Italian label Avant!. Three years have passed since the release of their debut self-titled EP, enabling a moment of reflection and regeneration for singer, songwriter and bassist Jasmine Dunn and fellow musician Steven Schnorrer. ‘Closer And Closer Apart’ will also be available on black vinyl LP.

Deciding to record and produce the album themselves gave the freedom to take time to grow and explore their new direction as a songwriting duo. Despite current trends in popular music, Pleasure Symbols continues to focus on a more guitar-based post-punk, dream-pop sound, while slowly diverging from a previous minimal wave, synth-based musical output. With themes of desire for desire’s sake and self-confrontation, the new musical direction may seem initially harrowing, but look closer and you will see vulnerability and tenderness triumph over the struggle of the human experience.