'Places To Haunt' EP2014
ANNOUNCE DEBUT EP PLACES TO HAUNT (released 11th August) RELEASE NEW VIDEO FOR EVIL IS ALWAYS ONE STEP BEHIND London-via-Southampton stargazers Pale Seas today unveil their highly anticipated debut EP Places to Haunt, which will be released on 11th August via Native Pop. By exploring themes of youth, death and social alienation, lead singer Jacob Scott has managed to contrast dark soundscapes with soaring harmonies to devastating effect. Through the EP’s four tracks, Scott uses this subject matter to seek hope within the macabre, and marks himself as one of Britain’s best emerging songwriters in the process. Further to news of the band’s debut, the cinematic video for epic closer Evil is Always One Step Behind is available to watch online now. Directed by Jordan Buck, the clip follows the band on a journey into a swirling opus, set to a backdrop of Portland, Dorset. At its heart, Places to Haunt was born out of a growing disillusionment with education and failure to coherently adapt to the challenges of adulthood. Shutting himself away in his tiny room in Leytonstone, Jacob started to write, often staying awake for days at a time to work on a single track. It is within these confines that all of the songs on the EP were penned, strongly influencing the record’s personal, nocturnal sound. Encouraged by the reaction of close friends to his music, Jacob recruited Mathew Bishop (bass) and Graham Poole (guitar) in summer 2012. The recent addition of William Hilliard (drums) has further increased the band’s prowess. To record the EP, Pale Seas travelled to the Isle of Wight to work with long-term collaborator Paul Butler (Devendra Banhart / The Bees / Michael Kiwanuka), experimenting with a number of different sounds and textures, all of which can be heard on the record. With the first release from the band on its way and special live shows in the pipeline, 2014 looks set to be the year Pale Seas step out of the swell and into the open.