• pale seas Bodies / My Own Mind (7", £4.95)

    label: Communion

    2012 has seen Pale Seas take huge strides forward. After releasing their debut single ‘Something or Nothing’, which earned the band a host of introducing features in both print and online as well as being added to BBC Radio 1’s prized Introducing Playlist, they completed their first national tour as support to the likes of Mystery Jets, Beach Fossils, The War On Drugs and Stealing Sheep. While ‘Something or Nothing’ drew the more obvious comparisons to Beach House and Elliot Smith and labeling the band as Dream-Folk, ‘My Own Mind’ will diversify these comparisons to bands such as The Velvet Underground, Felt and Brian Jonestown Massacre. The layered psych instrumentals glued together by the tribal like drums and ardent vocal performance forms a beautiful cacophony with a powerful guitar laden finale. ‘Bodies’ continues to display Pale Seas’ aptitude at crafting harmoniously refined songs, while their sound and songwriting techniques continue to develop. The track carries the musical adeptness that we associate with Pale Seas, while showing their growth as a band and maturity in songwriting. The band recorded the track with the Bees’ Paul Butler, who recently produced fellow Communion artist, Michael Kiwanuka’s debut, at his studio on the Isle Of Wight. Fronted by the charismatic songwriter Jacob Scott, Pale Seas’ core members include guitarist Graham Poole, Matthew Bishop on bass and Zealah Izabella Anstey on percussion and backing vocals. “The Big Deal endorsed four-piece evoke ghostly murmurs of Elliott Smith” NME “Pale Seas make warm psychedelica that recalls a less-eccentric, early Pink Floyd” Independent "Beautifully soothing pop songs with melodies that become more charming and enchanting with every listen. Bliss.” Q “An incredibly intimate moment…so slick and liberal in equal measure” The Fly

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