Pale are an alternative rock band from the Staffordshire bogs.
They bring elements of hard rock, post rock, heavy metal and grunge and bind them into a set of powerful and punctuated songs; a melting pot of tribalistic fury, brooding presence and vitriolic angst. With a no-nonsense attitude to writing and playing coupled with a healthy sarcastic mentality, they write songs drawing from a large and vivid range of influences.
Heaving with political lyrics and damning condemnation the band carve their song craft whilst feeding upon the pounding sounds of the likes of Black Sabbath and Muse; the dynamic highs and lows of bands in the Rush and Tool vein, guitar science from the likes of Queen and Faith No More coupled with the alternative and inky blackness of the Soundgarden’s and the Joy Division’s of the world.
Regularly gigging around Staffordshire and the West Midlands, along with gigs further afield when possible, they can be seen and heard doing their live thing at well known stalwart venues such as The Giffard / The Slade Rooms in Wolverhampton, The Rigger / The Freebird in Newcastle-Under-Lyme, The Cellar Bar / RedRum in Stafford.
2015 saw a self-released E.P. ‘Whisper Disunity‘ which the band recorded and produced, in true guerrilla D.I.Y. style on a mad contraption of cobbled gear, resulting in a well received trio of songs. As 2016 arrived they decided to follow that up by launching upon the process of not only D.I.Y. recording an entire album, but improving on all levels of the production compared to the 2015 E.P. But also taking time out from this process to keep the live side ongoing they have continued to play choice slots throughout the year so far, such as at both Mappfest and Breathfest festivals. The recording process is ongoing but will see fruition before 2017 leaves us, or, planetary annihilation make all of this somewhat meaningless…
They are a collaboration of alternative tastes, each member adding something different to the equation. The result is a sound that suffers no pigeonholing, won’t stay put in one genre or style, and refuses to be another familiar and predictable sound.
The current lineup was formed in 2013 and has Mikey on vocals, Wookie on guitars, Gep on bass and Dean on the drums.