PLEASURE Heads have announced details of brand new single ‘Cosmopolis’, out on Friday 17th July via 7 West Music.

The band speak exclusive to TENEMENT TV about the new track: “The song was born out of a frustration with the effect the World Wide Web is having on the planet. On paper, we’re more connected than ever; images and ideas can cross continents in the blink of an eye, yet we’re ironically drifting further apart.

“It’s easy on the Internet to lose your sense of reality and start seeing individuals as mere members of the global conglomerate. In his study Free Speech: Ten Principles for a Connected World, Timothy Garton Ash uses the term “cosmopolis” to describe the way that Earth now functions much like a huge interconnected city and we thought it would be an extremely appropriate title.

Recorded at Glasgow’s esteemed 7 West Studios, the Falkirk band reveal all about the recording process. “As per usual, we recorded the track at 7 West Studios with Glasgow’s dynamic duo, Chris Marshall and Johnny Madden. We were very lucky with the timing as lockdown was enforced not long after we finished up. It was very much a collaborative effort this time; we’d been sitting on the song for a while and thanks to the Marshall/Madden hands-on approach, the track was finally brought into the world, fully formed.”

“It’s great to be involved with the label, especially with all the buzz surrounding it at the moment. They’ve been very supportive and it’s a nice feeling knowing you have a team behind you that are as passionate about your music as you are. We’ve definitely matured over the years, like a fine wine or a stinking slab of cheddar, depending on who you ask. Whereas before, we would write about very humdrum topics (ie, getting steaming) and stick to basic song structures, now, we definitely try to sing about issues that impact more widely outside the vomit-stained pavements of Sauchiehall Street.

Since first bursting onto the scene with the hugely popular debut track ‘Concrete Lips’, the Falkirk outfit have gone from strength to strength, continuously pushing the parameters of their visceral post-punk inspired sound. The new single follows recent offerings ‘War & Orange Juice’ and ‘Sweethearts’ and sees them continue in this rich vein of form. “Our musicality has improved tenfold and writing increasingly intricate songs has become second nature. We had a number of gigs planned for the rest of the year, which, unsurprisingly, are all up in the air at the moment. However, lockdown has proved very beneficial in many regards; it’s given us the breathing space to set our ducks in a row generally, as well as allow us to write near constantly. We’re sitting on an absolute mountain of new material that we hope people will be able to hear very soon.”

Pre-save the new single here.