TUNE Pale Fire - All The World
release new single ‘All The World’
from forthcoming new album ‘Husbands’
”Flies the flag for the next generation of Scottish Indie Rock” - Alan Morrison (The Herald)
“Lovely, yearning and powerful” - Tom Robinson (BBC Radio 6 Music)
“A combination of tremendously literary words, spirited song writing and very real performances” - Peter Kelly (Beerjacket)
Pale Fire are proud to present ‘All The World’, the next taste from their forthcoming second album 'Husbands'. ‘All The World’ is the second of three singles to be released, digitally, by Pale Fire during 2019/20, prior to the release of 'Husbands' (digital, CD and vinyl) in Spring 2020.
‘All The World’ is a different feel from the previous single ‘Various Witches’. The track draws upon such disparate influences as outlaw country legend Townes Van Zandt, Scottish Makar Edwin Morgan’s poem about Pontius Pilate ‘Pilate at Fortingall’ and the Roman Catholic preoccupation with the age 33. The band describe the song as “our attempt at sounding like IRS era REM playing a song about alt country icon Steve Earle’s lost years”. The track was recorded at The Delgados’ legendary Chem 19 studios and features Donna Maciocia from Scottish indie institution Camera Obscura on backing vocals.
Following the success of their eponymous debut album, hailed as one of the Top 50 Scottish Albums of 2015 by The Herald's Alan Morrison, Pale Fire have again teamed up with acclaimed producer Jamie Savage at Chem19 Studios [The Twilight Sad, Miaoux Miaoux, The Phantom Band, RM Hubbert].
Pale Fire make pop music for those people who feel pressure to put away childish things. Their forthcoming second album, ’Husbands’ (titled after the 1970 John Cassavetes film) reckons with unfashionable subject matter: the demands of adulthood. The music recognises the need to honour your responsibilities while keeping alive your essential self.
As featured by:
Tom Robinson and Steve Lamacq on BBC Radio 6 Music, Roddy Hart and Brian Burnett on BBC Radio Scotland.