Dublin band The Pale will play two intimate shows at the
wonderful Tea Lane Church in Celbridge on Friday the 21st
and Saturday 22nd of February. while also playing an early
1pm show at Dublin's Royal Oak Pub on Sunday 23rd in preparation
of their upcoming UK shows at the end of February. These
UK show's will be their first UK shows in over 20 years.
2020 see's the band celebrate 30 years in the music
industry, and they will be undertaking a 30th anniversary
Irish tour to commemorate the event before the summer
with some other exciting news to follow later this year.
"The Pale are delighted to be touring in the
United Kingdom again, it really has been way too long.
We have made a new album that we are very proud of and
this gives us the perfect excuse to try and get it heard
by as many new ears as possible. We learned everything
we needed to know about live performance touring the
UK in the early nineties and we cannot wait to get back
into the fray." Matthew Devereux
The Pale started life in Dublin's Northside in the early
90's but drew their influences from far beyond. the
band cut their teeth busking on Dublin's Grafton street,
along side fellow Irish musicians like Kila, Paddy Casey,
Mic Christopher and Glen Hansard.
For some they are best remembered for their hits 'Butterfly'
and 'Dogs With No Tails'. but that is only the tip of
the iceberg for a band that has steered clear of the
beaten track, releasing a string of albums the effortlessly
skip between style and genres, all the while retaining
a strong lyrical focus.
Flirtations with chart success, forays into alternative
circuses, tours way off the beaten path in Russia, Japan,
Eastern Europe and beyond are all par for the course
for a band that have refused to trade off past glories.
2019 seen them release their 13th studio album to date
'Merciful Hour', Followed by shows across Ireland, as
well as Electric Picnic and closing the Friday night
of Feile 19 in Tipperary. while November 2019 saw their
hit single 'Dogs With No Tails' being featured in Season
2 of the BBC hit series 'The Young Offenders'.
This year will see The Pale celebrate their 30 year
anniversary in the music industry, releasing 13 albums
and numerous tours across the world in that time. the
band will be doing a nationwide Tour to commemorate
this milestone in their career before the summer. expect
some very exciting announcements regarding the celerations
to follow soon.
"Lyrically, the north Dublin band veer from playful
to portentousness on their first album in six years.You
can hear the trademark bouzouki throughout but also
David Bowie's influence on these fans who began composing
it in the aftermath of his 2016 death"
Danny McElhinney - Irish Mail On Sunday ****
"The great thing about The Pale is that just when
you think you have them pegged down and labelled, another
track sends you off course yet again. Irish music fans
should treasure them"
Rob McNamara - Golden Plec ****
"It has been said that you don't release 13 albums
without displaying a chameleon-like ability for change,
and it is true of this release - from song to song,
you never know which course it's headed. This tactic
of misdirection has served them well in the past and
does so again".
Colin Sheriden - Hot Press ****