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Pale Lady - Single Review: Lost and Found

19 Jan 2021 // A review by Callum Wagstaff

Pale Lady formed in 2016 when a bunch of guys with a love for rock and roll found themselves in the same music degree. By 2017 they had won that years Battle of the Bands competition.
An international tour and a handful of releases later, Pale Lady are opening 2021 with the inaugural melodic Lost and Found.
Lost and Found is full of interesting and quirky affectations on a pop-punk biscuit.

Opening with an echoing wind up space motor the track breaks into a guitar driven melody that will later be reiterated in the chorus vocals to catchy effect. The track wastes no time in setting up the hook elements to have you smiling every time you think about the song, but the real endearing qualities are in the little left turns along the way. The verse comes in with a break filled riff snapping over stop-start drums with a playful flavour that skin-smasher Sam Higham sprinkles on the song in many key moments. Those rhythms will have your body moving like a glitching Tetris game.

The highlight moment is the post chorus leading into the bridge, which opens up a multi layered almost operatic vocal refrain from lead singer Conall D Ryan, bringing the whole song up to a higher place sonically. From here the song gets really clever with ways of turning itself over for a different musical vantage point. This is where the track really proves its quality composition.
The lyrical melody that finds a place in the thorny patch of guitar stabs and shifty drums is creative and colourful. The chorus switches from lead lick filled molestation to a more driving pace halfway through, which really lines up with the benefit of repeating the chorus with extra driving energy.

Lost and Found is a great track for singing along to every instrument part.
Pale Lady have a real crowd mover on their hands with this energetic and innovative twisty track. It's prone to jump back into your head at any time and have you doing weird little jerks at the supermarket. Listen to it.

Rating: ( 5 / 5 )
 

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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Releases

My New Maze
Year: 2019
Type: EP
Told To Fold
Year: 2018
Type: EP

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