Liverpool’s Pale Rider reveal their debut single, Getintothis’ Peter Guy is caught up in their primal pop hurricane.
It takes something special to craft a tight tune.
It’s perhaps the hardest trick in the book. It’s the sign of a special band that’s noted for it’s wild oceanic live performances, ones that billow like the roughest of seas, that they can strip it back and make a three minute song which retains that excitement yet is radio ready.
Pale Rider are that band.
Still in their infancy – the Liverpool quartet have but four gigs to their name – yet when Parr Street Studios come calling you know they’ve pricked the interest of the city and its music fans.
Recorded in one five-hour session (see video below) by producer Chris Taylor, their debut single I Run On Rain is a furious titan of rock & roll magik.
Underpinned by Louis Dutton‘s rubbery fuzz-fuelled bass line the track bounces like a steely wrecking ball before detonating into a heavyweight lightning bolt of guitar pangs and Ben Russell‘s blistering vocal.
It’s in the final third that the track reaches it’s zenith with a drenching of heroic instrumentation, not least Fran Codman‘s solo which conjours imagery of The Verve‘s Nick McCabe tackling Prince‘s Let’s Go Crazy. Just take that in for a second…
This is just the beginning, though. There’s so much more to follow. But for now, Pale Rider have come hurtling out of the blocks. Time to keep up.
- Pale Rider‘s I Run On Rain is out October 20, 2017 – available on Spotify.