News Archives: 2004 | 2003
Psychedelic Furs dates this week
Monday 15th December >> A west coast jaunt with The
Psychedelic Furs is a nice way to see in the new year. Here's the
basic info you need:
Fri 2nd Jan: Belly Up - Solana Beach
Sat 3rd Jan -The Viper Room - Los Angeles
Sun 4th Jan - Coach House - Santa Barbara
See more details about these shows here.
In other news; Don't Make Things is lurking (and has been for
a few weeks) in the CMJ top 100 for college radio play. A few well-placed
calls by yalls to your local college stations might give us the
grand push into the vaunted Top 20. Thankee indeed!
Last Minute LA relief
Wednesday 19th November >> Two new shows
just came up in the land of Tinsel:
Tuesday November 25th - The
Viper Room - 10.30pm
Monday November 26th - The
Wiltern with Placebo and Eagles of Death Metal
See more details here.
SF Show with the Darkness this week
Tuesday 18th November >> We playing a CD Release show
at Popscene this Thursday 20th November - the evening will wind
down with a spandex tight DJ set from the Darkness so there are
really no excuses for absence.
Today is the day
Tuesday 4th November >> Our debut album Don't Make Things
is now in stores everywhere. People are begining to hear it and write
things - read articles here. Now please
enjoy. Hear here.
This may be a good occasion to download a new wallpaper so that
your computer fully understands the magnitude of the event. Click
and save for large or small.
For genuinely tiring holiday snaps from the east coast turn and face
the screen here.
Photo © Annie
Back in California
Wednesday 29th October >> After many overly exciting moments
and far too much general enjoyment we are back in California. Thanks
to all the beautiful people at our east coast Love shows, the floorspace
donations, cab drivers, careful airporters, CMJ, that falafel place and
whoever we met elsewhere... Pictures and new stuff coming soon. If you
pre-ordered the Album here then its on
its way now.
Love, CMJ, Pictures etc...
Monday 20th October >>This week we'll be playing two shows with Love
and Arthur Lee in Alexandria, VA and New York City as part of the CMJ
Music Marathon. Thanks to all the peoples, and the wonderfully exuberant
'Let Go', who visited the Magic Theatre this weekend. We very much enjoyed
your company. Some new pictures from last weekend's video shoot have surfaced
in the visual section.
Monday 13th October >> A few shows coming up this week followed
by some east coast dates next week. Here's the basics:
Fri 17th Oct: Magic Theatre, Nevada City, CA
Sat 18th Oct: Magic Theatre, Nevada City, CA
Tue 21st Oct: The Birchmere, Alexandria, VA
Thu 23rd Oct: The Warsaw, New York, NY
go here for details.
This weekend we shot a video for We Are The Doctor. Stay tuned for behind
the scenes and news of where to see the video once all bells and whistles
have been attached.
Wednesday 15th October>> The San
Francisco Weekly Music Awards has The Pleased nominated for
Best Pop Artist of 2003. The ceremony is tomorrow; you can vote for
or against here.
Wearing only black
Friday 12th September >> The San
Francisco Weekly Music Awards has The Pleased nominated for Best Pop
Artist of 2003. You can vote for or against here.
Thursday 28th August >> Filter
Magazine has surprised us by choosing our upcoming album, Don't
Make Things, as one of their picks of the week, alongside records by Bjork,
Travis, and !!!. Thanks for the surprise, Filter.
Also, you may want to cast a vote for someone here at the San
Francisco Weekly Music Awards site... Finally, we are running dry
of our second EP One Piece from the Middle. It will dissappear from existence
this weekend. Don't Make Things is a far superior record and will be availble
for pre-order soon but if you need the hand-built collectors item; now's
Cat out of bag
Thursday 21st August >> Things have been a little
quiet around here lately but its time to let the cat out of the bag: We
have finished work on our new LP and are in the process of designing all
the stuff that surrounds it. 'Don't Make Things' will be released throughout
North America on Big
Wheel Recreation on November 4th 2003. You can hear some sound from
the LP here on the audio page. We will
be visiting a town near you in the autumn to play some of the music on
this release. More detail about all this soon. In the meantime if you
are starved of pleased exposure then you may catch a recent glimpse of
recording, eating and driving and in the visual
Tuesday 29th July >> Recording is complete.
New music will arrive shortly. Keep your ears and eyes facing this screen.
People in Japan can currently view a review of One Piece from the Middle
in the gigantic Rockin' On magazine (September 2003 Issue).
Tuesday 15th July >> We are currently finishing off a new release
for yous all. More on that later. Until then here is some audio
stimulation by our mentor that you really should hear.
Can you imagine Stadium Rock?
Tuesday 22nd July >> We, the Pleased are currently taking a break
from shows to finish off our next release - click here
to send us morale-boosting love. more on that soon. But there is a chance
of us wandering into the overly enormous Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain
View, California, to open a Lollapalooza show
on August 19th. If you fancy braving the masses to see our tiny faces then click
here and vote.
Friday 4th July >> Some new pictures of vans and sleeping on the visual page.
Credit / No Credit Tour
turns in the keys
Wednesday 2nd July >> With the west coast dealt with we are now
back in the studio recording never ending new stuff for yous all. We enjoyed
very much to play for those who were apparent on the tour and you really should
see and understand Aveo for their wonderous
musical antics. Look out for new pictures and sounds from the tour soon.
Thursday 26th June >> Thanks to the people of San Francisco,
LA and Judd Nelson for making us so very welcome. Now we head up north for
rest of the week:
On Tour This Week
Sunday 22nd June >> We set off on tomorrow on a west coast tour
with Aveo taking in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chico, Portland and Seattle.
You can discover the specifics here. We'll be placid,
pining and parched so please come out and say hello. Recording is happening
again in the secret studio so you'll have new ear fodder soon.
Tuesday 3rd June 2003 >> Prefix Magazine
just published an interview with Noah. See
it here. We are looking forward to seeing all yous tomorrow with
GoldChains at Bottom of the Hill.
Thursday 29th May 2003 >> Thanks to
all at Spaceland and Bottom of the Hill - you peoples are amazing in
your random acts of kindness. We have some reports of a west coast
tour hitting us right now. Go to shows to
see what's happening. There's also a couple of new interviews appearing here;
as if you didn't know enough about us already...
Monday 9th June >> The winds are taking
us a short journey around the west coast later this month - we get to
visit the northern states aswell as returning to Hollywood again for
more best western hospitality and untamed hairpieces. We hope to see
you - here's where to see us. We are back amongst
the trees recording new things n pieces.
Gold Chains etc...
Wednesday 14th May 2003 >> We are happy to be helping San Francisco's
Chains celebrate his new record release party at Bottomof
the Hill in June. Some new pictures for y'all in the visual section thanks
Back Down South
Friday 9th May 2003 >> For those of you needing some urgent audio
relief we are playing some dates up and down California
over the next few weeks. Los Angeles opens its loving arms once again on the
20th for a show at Spaceland, then we are at Bottom of the Hill in SF with
Calla on the 24th and then to mysterious Nevada City on the 29th. There may
be a second LA show waiting in the wings so watch this space. Thanks to Kaitlin
for the pictures fro mthe Great American last month.
Tuesday 29rd April 2003 >> A few more
pictures surfaced in the Visual section. And here's one that Ami had
to share with us. The enthusiasm displayed in Leeds last year. In other
news, we invented some new songs on the weekend that bridge the gap between
buffalo springfield, roxy music and playstation.
Wednesday 23rd April 2003 >> 'No Style'
will appear on the upcoming compilation, 'Death Before Disco' on PrinceHouse
Records, due out on May 20. Also on the comp are tracks from Gold
Chains, The Pattern, and I Am Spoonbender, among others.
Joanna has returned from a successful little tour with Will Oldham,
and she has brought Noah back with her. They bought a melodica in Tucson,
and Jo, Noah, and Mr. Oldham sang Madonna songs with a girl on the streets
of Flagstaff. Rock and Roll.
Friday 11th April 2003 >> As demanded
by the people: a recent picture below. There are a few new pictures
i the Visual section
- more to come soon. The Pleased are back in SF next month and perhaps
before - but for now please check out Joanna's tour schedule for the
next few weeks at her Walnut Whales site.
- The Pleased at Great American Music Hall last night.
Thursday 10th April 2003 >> Thanks to
all the fine peple who turned up to hang out in LA - we are forever in
debt to your enthusiasm. And what about those Raveonettes?! We look forward
to seeing more of you all tonight at the Great American Music Hall in
Wednesday 2nd April 2003 >> It appears
that the Troubadour show has sold out so it's down to your own methods
if you fancy catching a peek of our first LA show. If that's not your
style then get behind the wheel and scoot up to San Francisco for the
show on thursday. We're bored with recording so we are ready to ..
rock you as you can see from this recent picture.
Tuesday 25th March 2003 >> Some new recordings
emerged from the studio this weekend. Go to the audio
page to download some new music. If you want to hear these songs
for real then we'll see you at The Troubadour, LA on 8th April and Great
American Music Hall in San Francisco on 10th April. Find out more about
those dates on the shows page. Here's a picture
of Genaro recording...
is featured in this week's issue of the East
Bay Express. Among other things, she talks about jelly beans and
endless staircases. As you might imagine, the paper can be found in
the East Bay as well as various record and book stores all over the
place. Visit Joanna's site: walnutwhales.com
Monday 10th March 2003 >> Currently wearing
headphones in the wee small hours at two different studios recording 4
new songs for
your pleasure. Thank you to the people who were shopping in Virgin Megastore
Sunday 2nd March 2003 >> We
are descending the California coast in April to visit all the good people
in LA. We have a show with The Raveonettes at the infamous Troubadour in
We have been featured in an article in Italy's Blow Up magazine. If
you are fluent go here for more details: Blow
Sunday 23rd February 2003 >> We've been
wandering the hills playing around a bit so there could be some new things
happening at the Noisepop / Virgin shows
in San Francisco this weekend. We are also available to your ears in
the bay area via a radio station called Alice.
We are happy to be accompanying people to work on their Morning Show
where we have been deemed Pick
of the Week - please call in and request a tune if you are in the
Friday 7th February 2003 >> April
will see us back at the Great American Music Hall for a show with
The Raveonettes. They are cool. We are cool. You really should make the
effort. Once again we are back in the studio. This time we are in Sacramento
recording new versions of a couple of ancient recordings.
Some fine pictures here to be seen at Ami
Wednesday 29th January 2003 >> Thanks
to all those who made it out on Monday - you are truly the most attentive
good looking people we ever did see - your ears are apreciated. Our
condolences to anyone who couldn't get in. If you missed it - never fear; we
are back at Bottom of the Hill in a couple of weeks. We also have
an instore coming up at Virgin Megastore in
San Francisco - come join us for a weird and wonderful experience.
In the meantime we are recording more new songs for a change.
TONIGHT SOLD OUT
Monday 27th January 2003 >>The Bottom
of the Hill show has sold out no thanks to the wonderful Walkmen and
hot Hot Hot Heat -
so its time to start looking menacing if you didn't get tickets already.
See you there.
more new shows for 2003
Monday 20th January 2003 >> We have some new shows lined
up for the end of January and through February. We'll have new songs, The Walkmen
and Hot Hot Heat in tow... See you there. << Download Bottom of the Hill
Flyer for your bedroom wall here: big / small
the name thing
Yes, you may have noticed several variations on The Please name recently. We
have had some rather unfortunate business that has resulted in our newly
modified moniker: The Pleased. Don't be down - its just a band name.
everything must change
Friday 10th January 2003 >> Things get old rapidly so here's a new colour
scheme, some new music, pictures,
peoples and stuff. Let us know what you like.