The Pale return to The Spirit Store to mark the start
of what will be a frenetic year for the Dublin stalwarts.
A band that refuse to be pigeonholed, tied down by genres,
trends or musical movements, The Pale gear up for the
launch of the new single URSA MAJOR on the 25th January.
The track is the first release of The Pale's long awaited
album 'MERCIFUL HOUR'. Due for a release on 12th April
2019, 'MERCIFUL HOUR' is the culmination of four years
of writing and recording. Produced by sonic maestro Keith
Farrell, the album is one of constant surprises, building
on the classic Pale template and expanding it musically
The release builds on the back of a stunning year for
the band. Taking a break in production at the start of
2018, the band celebrated the 25th anniversary of the
release of their award-winning debut 'Here's One We Made
Earlier' with a sell-out show in Whelan's, a nationwide
tour and a run of wildly received festival appearances.
The re-issued album jumped to the top five of the iTunes
charts and brought renewed airplay for the classic songs
'Butterfly' and 'Dogs With No Tails'.
This was followed by a fully seated gig at Dublin's
Unitarian Church complete with string quartet and contributions
from the Legally Sound choir, where material from 'MERCIFUL
HOUR' was showcased to an enraptured audience. The Pale
were also selected by Dublin City Council Culture Company
to pen three songs about well known Dublin heroes. The
project was launched in November 2018 and the tracks
will be released as part of Dublin City Council's 'Culture
Map. 2018 culminated with support slots with Glen Hansard
and a return to The National Concert Hall for two songs
with the Legally Sound Choir, for the Aidlink for Turkana
The Pale's live reputation is hard earned, with sets
jumping between Indie-pop, Reggae, Eastern European
folk, all presented with a wry lyrical twist and frenetic
energy. Never to be pigeonholed, a Pale gig will see
them play dozens of songs drawing from a range of genres.
Mandolins and Bouzoukis duel with guitars, synths and
drums, all propelled by their inimitable stage presence
and striking musical prowess.