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Pale Blue Moon - It's Not Real (Dark Eye Records)

22 June 2020

In the last eighteen months, some of the cream of Irish music has erupted onto the global scene. The punk driven sound of Fontaines D.C, and The Murder Capital, turned the spotlight onto a small country known for big bands. With further investigation, music fans are stumbling across further quality sounds. One such band who are salivating that network of taste is Pale Blue Moon

Unlike the aforementioned outfits, Pale Blue Moon are more anchored in a gothic-grunge framework, with a slick guitar sound and a more mature lyricism. While we await the debut long-player, the band are laying down a wholesome trail of breadcrumbs, and now they have released further quintessential music, given a deeper insight into what to expect from  The Pleasure Of Finding Things Out

Released on June 30, “It’s Not Real” is a full showcase of guitar cranking, as the band properly weaponize their sound. From the stuttering opening, the band let’s loose, with a catchy chorus, and a prowess of musicianship that provides a worthwhile experience. Whereas the previous single “Supernatural” is emotionally driven, by comparison, “It’s Not Real” is more guitar fired, free, and blistering. With lyrics that give a depth, reaching into the soul of acceptance, and the frailty of life. 

Again, Pale Blue Moon provides something organically real, a track that stretches further than their previous mission statements. The reality that what lies on the horizon in the full-album format, is becoming even more intriguing. 

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