UNWANTED / NEW LP / OUT NOW
NEW VIDEO FOR CLEAN
UK TOUR / NOVEMBER
PALE WAVES have released their anticipated new album UNWANTED. Available now via Dirty Hit, the band’s third album is a bold statement of reclamation – from the lyrics to the title itself. To coincide with the release, the band have also shared a video for CLEAN, the album track described by front woman Heather Baron-Gracie as a song for the LGBTQ community.
“Clean is about that honeymoon stage of a relationship where you can’t get enough of them; you want to be immersed in them every single second,” notes Heather. “You’re the one girl that I just can’t get enough of.”
Recorded in Los Angeles with producer Zakk Cervini (Blink 182, Modern Baseball, Halsey) Unwanted is 13 tracks of classic pop punk with an edge. Think Sum-41 by way of Veruca Salt; all the crunchy guitars and rhythmic drive of 2000s pop punk with the rage of a 90s rock band.
It is an album that knows exactly what it is, goes all in, and does it well. The band found themselves in a place of greater confidence and happiness, and that comes through in the sound, whether it’s drummer Ciara Doran pushing the ability to keep up the drive behind such robust pop-punk anthems, or Heather embracing the darker feelings and frustrations she’s only recently been able to express. “Before, I didn’t feel ready as a person to be like, ‘Yeah, I can be an angry woman and I’m proud of that’,” she explains. By contrast, Unwanted feels like the purgative scream at the end of a years-long inhalation.
“Unwanted is in your face, and that’s exactly what I wanted,” Baron-Gracie says resolutely. “I want Pale Waves to keep growing in this direction. Bigger, bolder and more unapologetic.”
In addition to a packed summer of UK festival appearances, Pale Waves will celebrate the release of Unwanted with a run of UK instore performances. The intimate shows will offer an appetite-whetting glimpse into the Unwanted live experience, which can be seen across the UK in November as the band embark on their biggest headline tour to date. Tickets available now from: https://palewaves.co.uk/live/
UNWANTED TRACK LIST
3/ The Hard Way
7/ Without You
8/ Only Problem
9/ You’re So Vain
10/ Reasons To Live
12/ Act My Age
13/ So Sick (Of Missing You)
Fri 12 BRIGHTON Resident Records
Sat 13 CORNWALL Boardmasters
Sun 14 SOUTHAMPTON Vinilo Records
Mon 15 BRISTOL Rough Trade
Tue 16 NOTTINGHAM Rough Trade
Wed 17 NEWCASTLE HMV Records
Thu 18 LEEDS Vinyl Whistle
Fri 26 LEEDS Festival
Sun 28 READING Festival
Sat 15 LEEDS Live at Leeds
Thu 24 NEWCASTLE Live at Central
Fri 25 MANCHESTER Albert Hall
Sat 26 LIVERPOOL O2 Academy
Sun 27 GLASGOW Barrowland
Mon 28 DUNDEE Fat Sam’s
Wed 30 LONDON O2 Brixton Academy
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My life is a soundtrack, i track my life through music, photography is my passion, my escape, my expression. Without both i have pieces missing, thankfully i’m blessed and get to combine both.
Born in Manchester, lived in Australia for 22 years where i was heavily involved in the Australian Music Industry, firstly in bands (Singer) and then managing bands (all original), I moved back to the UK, Wales specifically 10 years ago and married my childhood sweetheart and life is good.