The Pale White are a band from Newcastle and this is their new single “Downer”. It’s all about living the struggle of chasing someone who loves to be chased, and finally cutting loose from it. I had a similar situation in which I was walking home and saw a Domino’s delivery driver heading the other way, and to cut a long story short I’ve nearly completed my therapy sessions. This is a slice from their upcoming The Pale White EP, which is due out on September 29th.
With determined guitars and heavily beaten drums, “Downer” seems freed of it’s inhibitions as it lets loose with a dazzling display of riffs that seem to aim straight for the throat, with a little extra flare thrown in for the hips. The Pale White maintain this tempo throughout, producing what’s easily one of the more exciting singles of the year. Good stuff.