‘My Mind Makes Noises’, Pale Waves’ debut album, is full of love songs, break-up songs and even a heartfelt ode. The album opens on a high, with much-loved singles ‘Eighteen’, ‘There’s A Honey’ and ‘Noises’. ‘There’s A Honey’ still packs a punch after its slight re-master – it’s a beautiful indie-pop love song.
Next, we are introduced to five new songs including ‘Drive’, a track about falling in and out of love accompanied by a fast guitar riff, and personal favourite ‘Came In Close’, a pop track with an underlying sadness to the lyrics.
Next we are blessed with super catchy ‘One More Time’ and fan favourite ‘Television Romance’ from the early days. As the album draws to a close with the final four songs, single ‘Kiss’ pleads ‘kiss me hard like you did at the start’ repetitively along with a guitar- heavy pop beat. The album introduces us to lead singer Heather Baron-Gracie’s emotional side with final track ‘Karl (I Wonder What It’s Like To Die), a song about coping with losing a loved one.
All in all, this is a fantastic album with some unforgettable indie bops and love songs – it’s worth the listen to anyone who is unsure. Is it one of the greatest albums of all time? No. But Pale Waves are definitely showing they are a band to look out for. Even bigger things are coming.
WORDS BY CHLOE