We’re absolutely delighted to welcome Pale Blue Eyes to Ramsgate on Friday 17th May!
One of the most original and outstanding bands making waves in UK guitar music right now, this is an utterly unmissable show. PBE meld together krautrock, indie pop, electronics and shoegaze to create something wholly unique and wonderful…
“A totally original definition of dream pop… The spin of Krautrock can sometimes make you dizzy, but Pale Blue Eyes escape everything ethereal with a healthy dose of positivity” – Rolling Stone Germany
Lively memories of parties and people live on through the ‘This House’ album. The house in question is there on the front cover, the childhood home of the trio’s vocalist and guitarist, Matt Broad. Defined by closure and moving on, ‘This House’ is shaken to its rafters as the band navigate the grief of recent parental loss. Alongside uplifting melodies that dance like no-one’s watching, the album is rich in life-affirming human connections, where music-making becomes a means of recovery.
“When Mum died, five years after Dad, there was this charge hanging in the air, connecting each person in the room,” says Matt. “Time stopped. I felt like I momentarily entered an alternative dimension between life and death. Days and weeks later I’d see my family in every corner of the house – all the reminders, ghosts, and memories. Then, gradually, it felt like time for a new start, moving on from the house and my amazing parents.”
While the band’s debut LP Souvenirs captured memories and melancholy from around the death of Matt’s father, This House is its next-door neighbour. The new album was finished in the immediate aftermath of the death of Matt’s mum. As soon as the record was completed, Pale Blue Eyes were packing up the contents from their self-built Penquit Mill home studio, financed through endless casual work and a bank loan. The location was a dream – in the middle of nowhere, just south of Dartmoor, midway between Plymouth and Totnes.
Pale Blue Eyes say the new album is a “slightly more worldly-wise sibling” to 2022 debut LP Souvenirs. The latter was roundly acclaimed. “Joyous… propulsive… exhilarating”, said Uncut. Magic of France were impressed: “Ultrapuissante… orgasmique… profondeur infinie.” Line Of Best Fit said, “‘Like all great debuts it’s both a culmination of their beginnings as well as a pointer to the wide-open road ahead.”
“A record that is both touching and triumphant. To infinity and beyond” – Electronic Sound
“A playful outing, loaded with shoegaze sounds and krautrock undertones” – The Line of Best Fit
“Cloud bursting with magical pop melodies” – Narc