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On July 27th, Irish rockers Pale Blue Moon complete the first leg of their journey. A journey started some time ago, as the band, along with American producer Brian Sperber (Moby, Feeder, Stain’d), sculpted the twelve-tracks that arrive on The Pleasure Of Finding Things Out. An album of rock music, old-school sounds, fashioned with a tone of gothic and dragged into this 21st century. Indeed, the album is also a symbol of courage. When early on, lead singer Shane Kelly suffered multiple strokes. Completing the album from a hospital bed with the aid of a laptop. That is the hunger, and perseverance that lies behind the album. And it shows.
The tracks gel together perfectly, covering both ground and styles. Never straying too far from the unique collision of styles the band has managed to forge. The first glimpse, and indeed the first track “Supernatural” came early in 2019. Both the song and the accompanying video projected an atmosphere of emotion wrapped in addictive melodies. A cinematic piece of work but it wet the lips of the general rock audience of what was on the horizon, and here it is.
The semi-autobiographical nature of a number of songs is noticeable, such as in the beautiful “Rise Up”. But the band also switches into a ‘Britpop’ style with “Say That”. A strolling rhythm, that chugs along with a sweet pace. Leading nicely into the closing heartbreak, and lush tones of “Floating”. Stripped back to an acoustic format, without losing any of the momentum prevalent on the previous eleven
2.It’s Not Real
4.Don’t Wake Me
6.What Do They Know?
7.All That Matters
9.If You Fall
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