Blood Records Alumni Pale Waves return with the holographic edition of their upcoming album ‘Unwanted’, which comes hand-numbered to order and limited to 1,000 copies. The A-side of each record has a second holographic groove cut into each LP that creates a spectacular pattern. The Dirty Hit-backed four-piece headed to LA to record the record with producer Zakk Cervini, whose credits include Blink-182, Modern Baseball, Halsey and Machine Gun Kelly. The album pairs crunchy guitars and the rhythmic drive of 2000s pop punk with the rage of a 90s rock band.
The album features their new single "Lies" which recently dropped on 9 May. "Lies’ is about someone who built up my trust and destroyed it like a wrecking ball,” says Heather Baron-Gracie. “it caused some real trust issues, but fortunately for me that person is no longer in my life. Once you do me wrong you’re gone!” Pale Waves have been on a personal and artistic journey since the release of their debut album My Mind Makes Noises in 2018. These experiences have begun to inform their songs in recent years and are what jump to the fore on Unwanted. “It was really the only thing this album could be called,” says Baron-Gracie, now 27. “It’s bold and unapologetic, and that’s what the Pale Waves community is about. We don’t need to fit a perfect mould, we don’t need to apologise for being ourselves, and we won’t change for anyone. That acceptance is what connects us.”
Unwanted is a record that reaches out into the passionate community of misfits and LGBTQI fans around the band, tapping into darker emotions than ever before while also striking a fresh tone of defiance. The band have also announced a UK headline tour for November 2022, culminating with a show at London’s O2 Academy Brixton on Wednesday 30th November. The tour follows a packed summer of UK festival appearances, including Neighbourhood Weekender, Community Festival, Y-Not, Kendal Calling, Boardmasters and Reading & Leeds.
Please note that Blood Records is a pre-ordering platform and this record is due for release on August 12th 2022. All images for illustrative purposes.