PALE WAVES release the self-shot video for their recent single 'Reasons To Live'

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PALE WAVES have revealed the self-shot video for their recent single, REASONS TO LIVE, taken from their highly anticipated third album, UNWANTED, released on 12 August via Dirty Hit. The video is a look into the joyful, chaotic euphoria of touring as the monochrome film finds the band making the most of their time stuck in traffic.

Alongside the video, the band have also announced a nationwide US headline tour throughout September and into October, taking in fifteen cities, including Washington, New York, Kansas City, Denver, San Francisco and Los Angeles.

Watch the video for 'Reasons To Live' BELOW:

In addition to a packed summer of UK festival appearances, Pale Waves will celebrate the release of Unwanted with a run of UK in stores, including a signing and performance at the iconic Banquet Records in Kingston. The intimate shows will offer an appetite-whetting glimpse into the Unwanted live experience, which can be seen across the UK in November as the band embark on their biggest headline tour to date. Beginning with a hometown date at Manchester Albert Hall, the tour will culminate with a show at London O2 Brixton Academy. Tickets available now from:



Fri 29 DERBYSHIRE Y Not Festival
Sat 30 KENDAL Kendal Calling


Thu 11 KINGSTON Banquet Records
Fri 12 BRIGHTON Resident Records
Sat 13 CORNWALL Boardmasters
Sun 14 SOUTHAMPTON Vinilo Records
Mon 15 BRISTOL Rough Trade
Tue 16 NOTTINGHAM Rough Trade
Wed 17 NEWCASTLE HMV Records
Wed 17 NEWCASTLE Live at Central
Thu 18 LEEDS Vinyl Whistle
Fri 26 LEEDS Festival
Sun 28 READING Festival


Sat 15 LEEDS Live at Leeds


Fri 25 MANCHESTER Albert Hall
Sat 26 LIVERPOOL O2 Academy
Sun 27 GLASGOW Barrowland
Mon 28 DUNDEE Fat Sam’s
Wed 30 LONDON O2 Brixton Academy

Recorded in Los Angeles with producer Zakk Cervini (Blink 182, Modern Baseball, Halsey) Unwanted is 13 tracks of classic pop punk with an edge. Think Sum-41 by way of Veruca Salt; all the crunchy guitars and rhythmic drive of 2000s pop punk with the rage of a 90s rock band. It is a record that reaches out into the passionate community of misfits and LGBTQI+ fans around the band, tapping into darker emotions than ever before whilst also striking a fresh tone of defiance.

At the time of writing the album, Baron-Gracie was listening to a lot of Garbage, Paramore, Metric, Sky Ferreira, and Blondie – artists that fed into her desire to pull Pale Waves out of the indie and synth-pop world they started out in, towards a harder, more alternative sound. “I didn’t want any of those jangly, picky, high up on the fretboard guitars,” she says. “I wanted heavy distortion and chaos and power. So Unwanted had to be honest, provocative, and loud. Not only thematically but in the music as well.”

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