The Pale are a band from Dublin who formed in 1990 and have been releasing records for various labels and touring ever since. The band have a unique sound which seems ever evolving with each new record.
What The Pale are hoping to do?
The Pale are hoping to release a 12 inch vinyl of a new single called 'What Would The Smiths Do?' for Record Store Day this coming April the 19th. The song celebrates icons and innovators in music.
This release would be the first time since the early 90's that The Pale have issued music on vinyl and the first time to release a song for Record Store Day.
The money raised will be spent on pressing, packaging and PR.
What is Record Store Day?
Record Store Day (April 19th) is an internationally celebrated day observed the third Saturday of April each year. Its purpose is to celebrate the culture of the independently owned record store. The day brings together fans, artists, and thousands of independent record stores across the world.
Vinyl is a format which has always felt a more tactile and personal way to own music. The sound reproduction and fidelity of the recordings on vinyl are also incredible and very detailed. Everything about receiving music on vinyl seems a little bit more attractive when compared to most other formats. Vinyl is exciting.
This is the first Fund it campaign by The Pale and we are very much looking forward to seeing how it turns out.
Here's to the future.
Below are some opinions on the band.
"Constantly moving, constantly pushing the sound of the band forward" Richie McCormack Phantom FM
“The great thing about The Pale is that just when you think you have them pegged down and labelled, another track sends you off course yet again….focus is never lost and you can equally enjoy the shifts in style... Irish music fans should treasure them.” Rob McNamara GoldenPlec
"The great white hopes of Irish indie pop" Olaf Tyaransen Hot Press
"Finicky perfectionist Matthew Devereux and co’s worst is often better than many other artists’ best Last year’s I Woke Up And I Was Gone was actually one of 2012’s best." Danny McElhinney The Daily Mail
"You have to admire such resilience and fortitude, and respect them for refusing to toe the line...The Pale remain as wonderfully idiosyncratic as ever." Tony-Clayton Lea Irish Times
"You could call The Pale survivors from a previous golden age of Irish music, but this would only tell part of their story." Dan Hegarty 2FM
"A massive revelation to me...the quintessential Dublin band" Richie Ryan Phantom FM