Introducing: Pale Rivers

Pale RiversResiding in Cork, Ireland is an epic sounding 5-piece that's been hiding away for the last year working on material for their debut release; a self-titled four-track EP. Pale Rivers have a sound that can fill every corner of the room, including the cracks. This is in part, down to the production qualities of Owen Lewis and Steven Mullan at Westland Studios. Collaborating throughout the recording, songs flourished from the original demos, morphing into bigger brighter tracks. Guitars and keys rich in alternative effects are constantly brewing over haunting piano; hovering in the distance as drum loops constantly build towers for the band's effects pedals to climb and soar.

Throughout the EP you hear many theatrical wonders as singer Eion Hally croons heartfelt, emotive mood. Songs like “Montparnasse" sit between, calm and spine-tingling to a full-on force of stadium sounding joy. Whereas "Caught In It” has powerful driving rhythms and heavy duty synth melodies. But stand-out track “Icefield” combines all the band's many shades to triumphant effect. It broods in spectacular fashion as instruments intertwine with subtle piano, that at times takes centre stage before beats and synth destroy turn to piano to rubble.

Currently finishing the year with live dates across Ireland before returning to writing and recording process early next year. And there’s even talk of some UK dates too.

Find out more about Pale Rivers on Facebook and watch the video for "Caught In It" below.


2 Responses to “Introducing: Pale Rivers”

  1. Steven 23/11/2018 at 5:48 pm #

    Fantastic. Love these “Introducing” posts.

  2. EB 29/11/2018 at 8:40 pm #

    Love this sound and this band’s vibe! I was just in Cork five months ago. Wish I could have caught them live. Maybe someday.

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