Manchester based 4-piece, Pale Waves, began in the early 2010s when drummer Ciara Doran met singer/songwriter Heather Baron-Gracie. The two spent two years writing songs before recruiting guitarist Hugo Silvani and bassist Charlie Wood.
Using the ‘80s synth-pop influences of ‘The Cure’ and ‘Cocteau Twins’, the band formed their own dark pop sound that is very apparent in their newest album ‘My Mind Makes Noises’. The album was released under Interscope Records in the US and Dirty Hit in the UK.
Listen to my favourite song ‘Noises’ off the new album below:
Swimming Girls formed as part of a ‘musical project’ whilst they were all studying separately in Bath, UK – put together entirely randomly and asked to ‘write a song’.
Finding common ground with a love of ‘70s and ‘80s pop culture, the band’s inspiration all comes from the same sources – The Cure, Cyndi Lauper, Culture Club alongside cult films such as ‘Heathers’ and the timeless work of David Lynch.
Check out their latest single ‘Beneath You’ below:
After a summer of festivals (Reading and Leeds, Sound City, Great Escape, Neighbourhood Weekender), King Nun join Pale Waves and Swimming Girls for dates across the UK and Ireland.
The four-piece from London, alongside Pale Waves, share releases under the same label – Dirty Hit. Recently released single ‘Family Portrait’ is a teaser for the upcoming debut EP named ‘I Have Love’ coming this November 2018.