Pale Waves confront the ‘Noises’ in their heads

Dark pop anthems, melancholic undertones and a Cure-inspired aesthetic? Pale Waves have got you covered. Since their debut in 2017, the Manchester quartet have built up a cult following across the country and solidified their place within the music industry. Flaunting their own glitter-drenched rendition of nineties-inspired dream-rock, Pale Waves’ music brings a whole new meaning to the phrase ‘crying on the dancefloor’.

Confronting mental health issues and body insecurities, recent single ‘Noises’ is a departure from the band’s earlier releases, taking the lyrical focus away from first loves and teenage angst, and moving towards the internal struggle of self-acceptance. With that signature Pale Waves blend of pounding drum beats, distorted guitars and melancholic synths, the song is wrapped up in a bittersweet indie-pop anthem that fails to disappoint, effortlessly paving the way for the release of their debut album, ‘My Mind Makes Noises’, this September.