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Pale Waves - Black

A showcase for a band that have only ever been concerned with the highest of thrones.
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Pale Waves - Black
Published: 5:00 pm, August 14, 2018Words: Stephen Ackroyd.

No matter how many plaudits we thrust in Pale Waves’ direction, it never seems like enough.

From their first single, ‘There’s A Honey’, each step has felt to firm up the foundations on a band that’s always seemed like a sure thing. Aimed for the very, very top, even the criticisms levelled against them sound an awful lot like strength and consistency. With their debut album ‘My Mind Makes Noises’ announced and a month away, they’re still proving there a bigger deal than we ever previously thought.

‘Black’ - or ‘You Don’t Love Us Anymore’, as it was performed at previous live shows - shows both sides of the duopoly that dominates the four piece’s debut full-length. Still packing that trademark Pale Waves sound - the guitar solo, the shimmering horizons, the sugary sweet chorus - it also offers something new. Punctuated by blissed out moments of near serenity, it’s proof - if needed - that they’re a band with more tricks up their sleeve to come.

And come they will. ‘My Mind Makes Noises’ is a showcase for a band that have only ever been concerned with the highest of thrones. Stadium indie queens and kings would be too easy. Pop’s biggest beasts should watch out - Pale Waves are coming. Move now, or watch it all fade to ‘Black’.

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