The Americana roots rock sound has had a real resurgence of late, but Belfast quintet Pleasure Beach has their own twist that infiltrates the timeless style with modern synths and an underlying sense of urgency.
“Go” starts off with the kind of oscillating synths you might expect from a dubstep remix circa 2010, but then breaks into a freewheeling churn of drums and guitar.
While there are plenty of apparent influences here, The War on Drugs comes to mind as a comparison in terms of sheer prettiness. Every element of “Go” is beautiful, and the pieces fit together perfectly.
The group’s EP Dreamer To The Dawn drops in late October, and if “Go” is any indication it’ll be the kind of breezy, open road record that’s perfect to enjoy this time of year.