Following the recent release of their long-awaited debut album Stargazing for Beginners, Pale Seas can today announce news of an upcoming UK headline run. The shows will prove to be fans’ first chance to hear material from their first LP while visiting parts of the country for the first time. All dates can be found below with tickets on sale now.
The band, led by mercurial frontman Jacob Scott and joined by Graham Poole (Lead Guitar), Matthew Bishop (Bass) and Andrew Richardson (Drums), worked tirelessly putting together the upcoming LP in a medieval abbey on a remote part of the Isle Of Wight with production duties handled by Chris Potter (The Verve) and Paul Butler (Michael Kiwanuka, Devendra Banhart).
In an industry that feeds off short-lived hype countless bands have rushed headfirst into releasing an album, only to crash and burn. Jacob Scott, intent on not joining their ranks, is now certain that their debut record; an amalgamation of nearly a decade’s worth of life experiences, will not be left to the sands of time. “I’ve listened to these tracks loud enough and long enough to know that the right things are coming across.”
Scott sees his mother, a painter, as his biggest influence, saying “I learned more from growing up with her than I have from music. She found a way to channel her life experiences into something beautiful and real.”
That said there’s something about the young PJ Harvey in the urgent rawness of Scott’s vocals. On album opener Into The Night, the pulsing electric guitar – which builds and relents repeatedly – serves this rawness perfectly. There’s a softness bubbling beneath the surface too; on each track that follows, Scott excavates his soul in a bid to make sense of it.
Upcoming UK dates:
16th Nov | The Sound House, Leicester
17th Nov | The Deaf Institute, Manchester
18th Nov | Paper Dress Vintage, London
23rd Nov | The Joker, Brighton
24th Nov | Independent, Sunderland
25th Nov | Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
25th Nov | Westgarth Social Club, Middlesbrough
29th Nov | Dark Horse, Moseley
30th Nov | The Hug and Pint, Glasgow