NEW MUSIC: ‘There’s a Honey’ by Pale Waves

In March 2016, I saw Pale Waves supporting Sundara Karma at Dingwalls. Back then, they were unsigned, and only had two songs posted to SoundCloud. Fast forward one year, a sold out gig at Manchester’s Deaf Institute and a prestigious record deal with Dirty Hit, and Pale Waves have released their first single on Spotify.

Produced by Matt Healy and George Daniels of the 1975, ‘There’s a Honey’ sounds worlds away from early tracks ‘Heavenly’ and ‘The Tide’, and more similar to the 80s-influenced pop of the aforementioned 1975. A glittery pop anthem that brings a fresh slice of Summer to this cold February, it’s a strong start from the Manchester four-piece. Frontwoman Heather Baron-Gracie captures the uncertainty of teenage relationships, singing “I would give you my body but am I sure that you want me?”. Baron-Gracie’s breathy delivery and fizzy guitars make for a surefire future classic.

To celebrate, Pale Waves are heading out on the road supporting Superfood and King Nun as part of a ‘Dirty Hit Tour’. Definitely one to catch if you want to tell your friends 2 years down the line, “I saw them first”.

Tickets by this link:



17 Oxford, O2 Academy 2

18 Sheffield, Leadmill

19 Glasgow, King Tut’s

20 Manchester, Sound Control

21 Leeds, Brudenell Social Club

22 Hull, The Welly

23 Newcastle, Think Tank

24 Liverpool, Arts Club

25 Stoke, Sugarmill

27 Birmingham, O2 Academy 2

28 Nottingham, Rescue Rooms

29 Brighton, The Haunt

30 Bristol, Thekla

31 London, The Dome



01 Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach

03 Belfast, Oh Yeah

04 Dublin, O2 Academy 2

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