The Pale White Anything But A ‘Downer’ On British Rock


The Pale White have launched ‘Downer‘, their new rousing, thunderous indie-rock track – and you can listen to it now on the Shoot Music – New Releases Playlist.

Produced by John Martindale and the band at Blank Studios, ‘Downer’ will feature on ‘The Pale White EP’ out on September 29 which includes previous singles ‘Reaction’, ‘Turn It Around’ and ‘Let You Down’.

Having supported Twin Atlantic on their UK Tour, The Libertines, High Tyde and The Sherlocks, the band have played at numerous festivals this summer including Glastonbury (BBC Introducing stage), Kendal Calling, Barn On The FarmNeighbourhood Festival, plus Reading and Leeds, and are heading out on a 10-date UK tour as main support for The Amazons in October.

The emerging Newcastle trio are the lads to propel rock music back to the summit. When they adopted the name The Pale White last year – which “alludes to the bright light people claim to see before they die” – everything fell into place. A string of demos in the shape of ‘Let You Down’ and ‘Second Place’ followed and support slots with bands like Band of Skulls, Maximo Park and more became a formality, in addition to a string of their own sold-out shows in the city.

Having already featured in NME’s 10 new guitar acts to get excited about right now! who proclaimed “Blending Queens of The Stone Age, Black Keys and old-school blues, debut single ‘Reaction’ is a thrilling introduction for a band shaping up to be the next Royal Blood”, the band have also picked up tastemaker support online from The Independent, Wonderland, CLASH amongst many others.

Support at radio includes BBC Radio 1 Introducing, with live versions of ‘That Dress’ and ‘Turn It Around’ recorded live from Glastonbury broadcast on Huw Stephens‘ Radio 1 show, and a Radio X (X-Posure) Evening Playlist for ‘Turn It Around’ and ‘Reaction’ and 6Music.

With more singles lined up for release, the band – Adam Hope (vocals/guitar), Jack Hope (drums) and Tom Booth (bass) – will potentially unveil an album in mid-2018; but with a band brimming with ideas, talent and most importantly, burgeoning attention, the shot to the arm British rock needs right now could come sooner, rather than later.


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