Pale Waves Announces Their Third Album Will be Out This Year
Pale Waves, an Indie rock unit have confirmed their third album has been completed. Pale Waves’s third album will be released later this year. Via Twitter earlier this week, the band wrote: “See you next year with a new show and album.”
Previously, in December 2021, vocalist Heather Baron-Gracie confirmed that the band had finished recording the follow-up album to Who Am I? in 2021.
Meanwhile, in September last year, the band revealed that they were in the studio recording their new album by sharing some behind-the-scenes photos. Baron-Gracie shared a photo of himself and drummer/producer Ciara Doran in the studio, with the simple caption: “Album 3.” One of them is a notebook containing the potential lyrics of “Fragile as a feather, can’t afford to break. As I’m getting older, fear I’ll make the same mistakes. Broken around the edges.”
Heather Baron-Gracie later confirmed that the band had written a new song inspired by the Netflix series Sex Education by posting an image from the show featuring Otis and Maeve, played by Asa Butterfield and Emma Mackey, respectively.
“Wrote a song about their relationship and I think it ends on album 3,” he wrote in the caption.
Next month, Pale Waves will kick off their tour for their second album Who Am I?. However, Martin Rossiter was initially unhappy that one of the backing bands used the same name as his Britpop group, Gene.
“Original question. What should we do about this?” Rossiter tweeted, sharing a screenshot of Gene’s other Twitter account showing he had been blocked by them. “I don’t want to financially mess with up-and-coming musicians, but they have taken our name. They are on the poster supporting Pale Waves and it feels wrong.”
He then followed up by saying: “I asked people’s opinion (which I now regret) and many people have offered valuable advice but harassing people is unacceptable especially women in a space that is already difficult enough for them to exist.
Who Am I album review? Pale Waves after its release earlier this year. NME wrote: “There have been many albums born out of a pandemic (the Swift Folklore era) and some whose recordings were completed before they were all released (Future Nostalgia Dua Lipa), but few have bridged the gap between the old and new worlds like Who Am I?.
“The band captures their optimism for a new life worth living, but never shy away from expressing the challenge of doing so in times like these. Just getting through the day or to the finish line is enough for most of us today; Pale Waves should be proud of what they have accomplished.”
Pale Waves is an indie rock band from Manchester, England. The band was formed in 2014. Initially, Pale Waves was founded as Creek when vocalist and guitarist Heather Baron-Gracie met drummer Ciara Doran while attending university in Manchester. The band was later joined by guitarist Hugo Silvani and bass player Charlie Wood, completing the lineup.
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Pale Waves consists of Heather Baron-Gracie (lead vocals, rhythm guitar, keyboards), Ciara Doran (drums, keyboards, synthesizers, programming), Hugo Silvani (lead guitar, keyboards), and Charlie Wood (bass guitar, keyboards).
After signing a record deal with Dirty Hit in 2017, Pale Waves released their debut single, There’s a Honey, followed by Television Romance. In 2018, the band was ranked fifth in the BBC Sound of 2018 poll and won the “NME Under the Radar Award” at the NME Awards. Pale Waves’ debut EP, All the Things I Never Said, was released in February 2018, followed by their debut studio album, My Mind Makes Noises, on September 14, 2018. The band’s second album, Who Am I?, was released on February 12, 2021, and peaked at number three on the UK Albums Chart; the record also reached number one on the UK Independent Albums Chart.
Pale Waves has been described as indie pop, indie rock, synth-pop, dream pop, and pop-punk. The band has cited artists such as The Blue Nile, Prince, The Cranberries, Cocteau Twins, The 1975, Alanis Morissette, and Avril Lavigne as influences. Heather Baron-Gracie has stated, “I liked a lot of 1980s artists like Prince and Madonna. Purple Rain is one of my favorite songs of all time. But I love The Cure. I love songs that give you a melody that you can sing at any time. , but within that melody, there are things that break your heart.”
In an interview with The Irish Times, Baron-Gracie cited Dolores O’Riordan as her main vocal influence, saying: “I love The Cranberries. They are amazing. I really admire Dolores O’Riordan. She has one of my favorite voices. I’m all time. He gives that attitude – he really is himself. I love his fashion sense, he’s a really cool guy.”