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Rising Stars: Meet Pleaser

Today we’d like to introduce you to Pleaser. 

Hi Pleaser, so excited to have you with us today. What can you tell us about your story?
The band started around 2020. Even though we grew up in the same small town just outside of Kentucky, we undoubtedly claim Louisville as our home. We started out with our first EP, “Why Aren’t You Any Fun?” released in March of 2021. While anxiously awaiting the reception of our very first release, we worked hard at playing as many local shows as we could. 

Towards the end of the year, we started growing our social media presence with Instagram Reels and TikTok. We couldn’t have ever expected the reception they got. 

We love just hanging out and cracking jokes, so it was second nature to just turn on a phone camera at practice and run some skits. Today, we are working hard and continuing to grow and interact with our fans in any way we can, but we certainly haven’t forgotten about the music. We have been writing and recording some of our favorite material yet and can’t wait to share them. 

Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall, and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Well, aside being an independent band with no funding, no potholes in this road babyyy. Of course, there are going to be little things here and there, but we will always have each other’s backs. 

Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
We are definitely an indie rock band, but we never shy away from pop influences. 

We are known for our live shows, the energy we bring to them, and the “tightness” of our set. 

It may sound cliché, but we absolutely are so proud of our community. It is interesting to see so many people bond over something that came sort of out of thin air. We love making music and getting to share it with them. It’s pretty cool… we guess. 

What sets us apart is our humility. We really don’t like to take ourselves too seriously and lean into any hate thrown at us. It can be hard to avoid, but it’s so much more fun for us to make a joke of ourselves than dwell on someone else’s misgivings. 

We all have a different way of looking at and defining success. How do you define success?
Webster’s Dictionary defines success as: favorable or desired outcome. Here’s what we say: 

Collin: “Honestly, success to me is being able to wake up at 4 p.m. every day, play a show, and still afford to put food in my stomach.” 

Aidan: “Success to me is being able to do what I love and share what I love with the people I love.” 

Kyle: “Success to me is memorizing the change logs to every Minecraft update.” 

Jordan: “The ‘S’ word is a tricky word to put a finite meaning to. For me, it’s probably lying in bed at night and not regretting anything I didn’t do.” 


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