Let’s be clear: The Manchester foursome Pale Waves has been a weirdly refreshing addition to the indie musical landscape. Goth-pop is a thing and, in the hands of Heather Baron-Graci (vox/guitar), Ciara Doran (drums), Hugo Silvani (guitar), and Charlie Wood (bass) their retro rooted, synth-washed ear candy registers as delicious as it is contemporarily charming.
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Perhaps it’s the bright, youthful vigor that Pale Waves use to capture and frame the head and heart’s honest inner dialogue: all wonderous and dreamy without glossing over the shadows and jagged bits. Whatever the secret, it’s been a steady ascent for the band since springing forth in 2014, so as a precursor to their forthcoming full-length debut album (due out later this year) comes the digital release of their Matt Healy-produced All The Things I Never Said
EP. Comprised of three previous releases (“The Tide,” “My Obsession,” and “New Year’s Eve”) and the fresh “Heavenly,” the EP is a compact exercise in sleek melody and extremely tight arrangements of sound reflecting a young band’s fairly mature grasp of making damned good songs.
All The Things I Never Said gets a physical release (in lovely red vinyl, no less) on March 16th but you can stream the goods below. Also, check out Pale Waves’ upcoming Spring tour dates HERE.