Initially you started as a band called Creek. You then changed the name of your group
to Pale Waves, how did you come up with it?
Ummm….it took a long time to plan and we were looking for different kinds of inspirations
for the name. In the end we were inspired by a painting my grandmother did so we found it
where we weren’t really looking for it.
Every interviewer is curious about this but who would you consider to be your greatest
influences in the music industry?
There have been many high points for Pale Waves over the past few years, which one
would you consider to be the peak of your career so far?
I would say releasing our album, we felt more like a professional band. When you can walk
into a shop and see your face on the cover of CDs it’s a pretty surreal experience.
Since we are living in what can be considered the digital age, how do you feel the
internet has affected the music industry, if at all?
Oh massively, the world has become obsessed with the internet and things such as social
media and Spotify. It’s helped us put our music all around the world.
What was your initial reaction to the acclaim your first single under Dirty Hit ‘There’s
a Honey’ received in April 2017?
Amazing, everyone was demanding the album.
Your first album ‘My Mind Makes Noises’ was released last Friday, congratulations on
that. Songs from is such as ‘Noises’ talk about issues such as body image that are very
topical in the world today. Was there any particular inspiration for these songs?
The songs are about me, I had dealt with some of these issues and I put them into my songs. I
benefited from the experience of writing them.
In some reviews of your music you have been compared to 80’s legends such as Belinda
Carlisle and Pat Benatar (SLUG Magazine). Would you consider these to be a truthful
reviews of your music?
Yes, they are artists from the 80s era. We grew up with the 80’s and we bring that back in our
Is there anyone that stands out in your mind to having helped you to achieve the success
you enjoy today?
Definitely our managers
Every band would hope to impact the music industry in some shape or form. What
impact do you feel Pale Waves has left on the music industry so far?
We are a band that helps people feel comfortable with themselves, the people that come up at
our shows. We attract certain group of people, they can be who they want to be.
Pale Waves won the Under The Radar award at the VO5 NME Awards this year and
was ranked 5 th in the BBC Sound of 2018 poll. Back at the genesis of this group in 2014
did you ever dream you would achieve this kind of success?
Well we hoped so, people do when they start as young musicians, then you find people who
appreciate what you do.
You supported The 1975 on their North American tour. Do you feel you learned
anything from that experience?
Yes, it was our first time on tour and our first time in time in America. We played massive
venues and gained experience from that.
Things the ordinary person can only dream about I’d imagine.
And finally I’m sure people are curious to know, what are your plans for the future of
Write more music and record more music and also expand the Pale Waves label.