“One of the best albums of 2017 by any band, any place. Uplifting, thrilling, surprising and just completely captivating. Expectations exceeded.” – Jonathan Alley, Triple R presenter
“Brimming with ideas… impossible to pigeonhole… Perhaps if The Beatles had stayed in India they would have sounded a little like this” – Jeff Jenkins. Howzat
“The real treat this album delivers is the extended instrumental breaks that feature winding guitar solos and spaced out synths” - Guido Farnell, The Music
Album of the Week, The Age. EG
Exploding from the eye of the universe, the band who notoriously formed on the set of Neighbours return with studio album number six – Pleasure Maps. Kasumuen Records is proud to release Sand Pebbles new album on 180gm, coloured vinyl and CD – the CD contains a bonus track, a cover of The Velvet Underground’s Oh! Sweet Nuthin’ featuring Amaya Laucirica on vocals. Stream Oh! Sweet Nuthin’ here
Following sold out shows with the reformed Dave Graney & the Coral Snakes, founding Sand Pebbles’ members – Andrew Tanner, Ben Michael X and Christopher Hollow – got together with Dark Magic producer, Malcolm McDowell, to try out new songs. A note left under their door persuaded them to continue. For a band always looking for signs, this was enough to inspire headway, leading to the recording of Pleasure Maps.
Produced by the dynamic duo of McDowell and James Dean [who helmed 2008’s Ceduna], Pleasure Maps features guest appearances from local Melbourne identities such as Buried Feather’s Steve McLennan and cellist Gareth Skinner. It also includes fabulous performances from long-time Sand Pebbles Tor Larsen and Wes Holland, who recently exited to London.
Pleasure Maps released on Friday 11th August, order it her now.