As debut singles go ‘August 6th’ by Cork five-piece Pale Rivers is a real statement of intent. Accompanied by a typically slick (and warning: flashing imagery-heavy) video by Brendan Canty’s masterful Feel Good Lost, the track – with its subtle synth textures, harmonic flourishes and burrowing chorus refrain – is cunningly anthemic alt-pop at its finest. The track is the first in a string of forthcoming singles produced with Gavin Glass in his studio and mixed by Kieran Lynch, who has worked with U2, Elvis Costello and R.E.M.
With more shows soon set to be announced, you can catch Pale Rivers – who will almost certainly be too established to grace it at such an intimate level next year – at Hard Working Class Heroes at Dublin’s Workman’s Club this Friday (October 7) at 7.50pm.
Buy ‘August 6th’ here and have an exclusive first look and listen to the single below.