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Pale Lady - Single Review: Empty Space

07 Mar 2018 // A review by butch181

With a snappy snare, a thick, distorted chug, and an opening riff reminiscent of Pantera’s Cowboys from Hell, Pale Lady have finally released their debut single, Empty Space. Forming in 2016, and winning the Battle of the Bands in 2017, there is clear evidence that they have a good thing going. Empty Space is another piece of evidence towards the calibre of artists that they are. With a sound that is best described as AC/DC and Guns N’ Roses meets Silverchair and Foo Fighters, they combine clean vocals, with high pace heavy chords and piercing guitar solos.  

Pale Lady has a mature sound, and vocalist Conall D Ryan doesn’t flinch from using the full range of his voice, hitting the high notes and creating well-timed rising harmonies with backing vocalist Sam Higham. With a breakdown that hints of Setting Fire to Stacey’s No Way Out, they have that classic rock and classic kiwi sound.

Lyrically, the choruses are very basic, but this does lend to it being a good “live” song, as it makes it that much easier for the crowd to sing along with. While a solid inoffensive track, it lacks a proper hook to make it memorable. A valiant first effort nonetheless.

Review written by Alex Moulton

About Pale Lady

Founded in late 2016, Pale Lady consists of four rock fanatics who found themselves in the same music degree. Since then, it has been non stop writing and gigging to bring something new to Rock n Roll. Their music is diverse, with influences both from old school classics and modern rock.

Pale Lady’s sound is characterised by the layered elements and high energy. At a show you can expect to hear catchy vocal melodies, heavy riffs and guitar solos a plenty. Since winning the 2017 National Battle Of The Bands, the band has been working towards upcoming releases. They will bring out new music over the course of 2018, leading up to their Europe tour in August.

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