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Pale Waves - Eighteen

‘Eighteen’ isn’t turning the volume down for anyone. Those noises will only get louder from here.
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Pale Waves - Eighteen
Published: 7:30 pm, July 24, 2018Words: Stephen Ackroyd.

If you’re going to make a statement, it’s best to make it loud. For the last year and a half, Pale Waves have been operating on an ear-drum bursting level. Coming in with maximum buzz on their debut single ‘There’s A Honey’, they’ve only built on that initial hype since.

From the infectious ‘Television Romance’ to the neon hues of ‘The Tide’, via ‘Kiss’ with its Cure-esque, sheen and the raw honesty of ‘Noises’, there’s been no sign of a misstep or fumbled pass. Their biggest critics have tried to take them down, but in doing so only highlighted Pale Waves’ biggest strength. On the eve of their debut album, they’re a band with an instantly recognisable sound. With their own signature firmly inked, we already know who they are - no introductions are necessary. Now, we can really get down to business.

As an introduction to that first full-length, ‘Eighteen’ sets down new markers. Still painting in those same rich colours, it’s a track that audibly throbs, revving its engines on the starting line. If we thought this was a band with lofty ambition before, those boundaries are about to be reset again. More than any of their peers, Pale Waves are aiming for the big pop throne. This isn’t shoegazing indie, afraid to look at its own reflection - it’s a promise of wide horizons and swelled hearts to follow.

A bridge to new worlds that redefine what Pale Waves could eventually become, ‘Eighteen’ isn’t turning the volume down for anyone. Those noises will only get louder from here.

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