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Pale Waves - Television Romance

The only question now is just how big they can go?
Pale Waves - Television Romance
Published: 9:54 pm, August 16, 2017
The only question now is just how big they can go?

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Once in each class, you’ll get a band who do everything perfectly. From the word go, they’ll arrived fully formed, crystal clear in their vision of who they are. Musically, they’ll hit every right note. Aesthetically, they’ll be confident in their own skin. Every sinew will scream ‘this is the one’. There’s no doubt about it - they’re going to be huge.

From 2017’s pack, that band has only ever been Pale Waves.

With their opening track ‘There’s A Honey’ they’d already dropped a gold star banger of the year contender. They’d taken symbiotic influence from their partners in crime Matty and George from The 1975, but dragged it away from those bright neons into their own shadowy den to create something both dark and brooding yet gloriously luminous in the same moment.

But that, so it seems, was merely a warm-up. Anyone who has caught Pale Waves live will have heard their opening number. Titled ‘Television Romance’, it runs with the same DNA as its older sister, but twists it to be even closer to the ideal.

It’s not that Pale Waves do things other bands couldn’t, but more they do them in a ways they simply don’t see. Quickly ushering themselves to the back seat of indie’s double decker school bus, they’re a gang that already feel to possess the swagger of the coolest kids. Their debut album is already firmly marked as one of the most anticipated of 2018. The only question now is - with a perfect record behind them so far - just how big they can go? Stephen Ackroyd

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