The Discussion have released a new track ‘Cuts Like A Knife’ which is taken from the band’s forthcoming self-released new EP which will be available from the band as a limited, hand-numbered pressing of 300 CD EPs.
The Discussion is the new band from founding Kylesa member Laura Pleasants. In 2015, Kylesa collectively decided to go on hiatus. Pleasants returned to her home in the Hostess City of Savannah, GA to work on other projects and interests. During this time she began to write new music recording guitar, bass, keyboards, and vocals consciously deciding to step away from the metal leanings of Kylesa.
After a year of composing and recording demos of new music she hooked up with local drummer and musician, Richard Adams of Dallas, TX. Adams came to Savannah to attend SCAD where he studied sound. He received his BFA in 2015 and his MFA in sound design in June of this year. Pleasants saw him perform with a short lived Savannah outfit named Saint Corsair where she noted his solid drum style with Keith Moon-like fills. She immediately approached him about the possibility of starting something on the local level. The two began playing together off and on and quickly developed a friendship both professional and personal.
The two decided to form a band, record demos over the summer, and recruit a bass player for their tour of Europe in the Fall of 2017. Pleasants called on Derek Lynch, a local guitar player and NASA engineer, to play bass in the project. Born in Savannah, Lynch played guitar in many bands, most notably A Girl, A Gun, A Ghost (early 2000s Ferrat Records) and more recently Crazy Bag Lady who were signed to Kylesa’s record label Retro Futurist.
Speaking about her new music, Laura Pleasants said:
“I’d say my new songs are more rock based in nature. There is a lot of love for early post-punk, goth, late 80s alternative rock, Pink Floyd, krautrock and general psychedelia. Even so, I think Kylesa fans will note that it sounds like me. There is a vibe.”
The band have announced the following dates in the UK:
Saturday 21/10 Bristol at The Gryphon
Sunday 22/10 UK Coventry at The Phoenix
Monday 23/10 UK London at Underworld (with Big Brave)
The band are hoping to confirm a Leeds or Manchester show as well.
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