Under the Radar: Pale Fire

Pale Fire’s sound is reminiscent of Frightened Rabbit and REM, and it’s been getting them a lot of airplay

Pale Fire

Meet Pale Fire – a six strong band of schoolfriends hailing from Airdrie and Coatbridge. Their second album, Husbands, (named after the 1970 John Cassavetes film) is self-released exclusively through BandCamp on 4 September, with all digital stores following from 9 September.

Produced by Jamie Savage at Chem19 (The Twilight Sad, RM Hubbert), their melodic, expertly-penned pop / rock comes with big choruses and a lilting Scottish accent reminiscent of Frightened Rabbit (Clucky) with a hint of REM.

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It has earned the band airplay on BBC 6 Music courtesy of Don Letts and Tom Robinson, on BBC Radio Scotland from Vic Galloway, on Amazing Radio via Jim Gellatly and on Radia X via John Kennedy. Additionally, Booker prize-winning author James Kelman gave the group permission to incorporate lines from his short story “If It is Your Life” into their song Various Witches. For more information, visit https://palefireglasgow.bandcamp.com/

Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon run the Born To Be Wide music industry seminar and social events. For more information visit www.borntobewide.co.uk

The Academy of Music & Sound was founded in 1994, and has welcomed over 5,000 students into courses in popular music, production and music business over the years. The academy has launched a NEW Rap/Hip-Hop course and continues to provide full time courses, HND, BA(hons) and MMus in Music, see http://www.academyofmusic.ac.uk

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