Pale Waves – SOMA – 03.24.18

Pale Waves
San Diego, CA – 03.24.18
Photos by Erika Garcia

Pale Waves, the new modern eighties-pop sensation made a quick stop at SOMA in San Diego, CA for their North American Tour.

The talented quartet from Manchester, UK is formed by Heather Baron-Gracie, lead vocalist and guitar player; Ciara Doran on the drums, Hugo Silvani guitar and keyboards, and Charlie Wood on bass.

Pale Waves is known for opening for The 1975 at Madison Square Garden and recently winning NME Under The Radar 2018. Ever since the release of their single “There’s a Honey” Pale Waves have skyrocketed to where they are now. Their debut EP All The Things I’ve Never Said came out in February alongside the final release of the fourth piece of the album “Heavenly”.

The band played songs from their EP and latest singles at their San Diego stop, as well as songs from their early days as a group that are yet to be released on a body of work.

Their presence on the stage is remarkably strong as well the emotion of their words. Heather’s full-on character is the visual representation of their style. A nostalgic but yet modern noir dreamy pop that reminds us of the early days of The Cure.

With catchy guitar riffs and syncopated drum beats, you could feel yourself rise through the air and being taken away by Heather’s voice.