We had the pleasure of chatting with Heather Baron-Gracie, the magnetic frontwoman of Pale Waves, ahead of her set at this year’s Lollapalooza. We delved into what artists would back her in a bar fight, her best cure for a hangover, and plenty more.
Pale Waves has earned comparisons to both The Cure and The 1975. One look or listen to the Manchester-based quintet, and it is clear as day as to why. From earning early support of The 1975, with Matt Healy producing “There’s A Honey,” to adopting a gothic aesthetic that betrays their shimmering synth-pop sound, Pale Waves is a band whose influences extend from generations past to the present day. It is a distinctive sound and approach that had taken a stranglehold of the indie scene, all before the release of their debut album.
Arriving in the fall of 2018, My Mind Makes Noises marks both the highly-anticipated debut album from Pale Waves and an expansive 14-track run that encompasses everything from the melancholic sentimentality to the synth-driven joyous adventures of one of the UK’s most promising bands. You can check out our full review and track-by-track breakdown of My Mind Makes Noises with Heather Baron-Gracie and Ciara Doran here.