Catherine Britt and Lachlan Bryan have so many awards and nominations between them that you’d be reading for a while if they were listed, but suffice to say they are two of the most eminent singer-songwriters in Australian music and luckily for us they decided to work together as The Pleasures.
They have released several singles, including ‘Every Story Has Two Sides, and have now released their debut album. It is called The Beginning of the End but hopefully it is just the start for this pair, who have brought their formidable talents, skills and experience to this project along with considerable respect for each other and an openness to whatever their collaboration may bring. And it has brought a singular album that is full of fire, reflection, melancholy and momentum.
I spoke to Britt and Bryan about it recently, and what a fascinating chat it was – an insight into the process of bringing this magnificent album to life.