Newcastle trio The Pale White reveal discontented new single “Second Place” exclusively via EUPHORIA. The track is the follow-up to their debut release, the crunching “Let You Down” which dropped back in June.
Frontman Adam Hope, along with his brother Jack on drums and bassist Tom Booth, have already built a loyal following in their native North East where they are best known for their raucous live shows where crowd surfing and stage invasions go hand in hand with their crunching sound.
“Second Place” borrows a sound more akin to the thumping percussion and ripping bass lines that propelled Royal Blood to the forefront of British rock. Add to that a healthy dose of face-melting guitar and you find yourself in Pale White territory. Meanwhile the lyrics harbor an eye-rolling displeasure of not quite doing enough, a raging outlet for feelings of inadequacy. Always the bridesmaid never the bride, Adam Hope forlorns “Always the same old story, now you’re running in the shadows” after rhetorically bemusing himself, “who wants a medal for second place?!” in a voice not dissimilar to the swaggering vocals of a certain slick-haired Alex Turner.
The Pale White already have support slots with Blaenavon, Sundara Karma and Maximo Park under their belt and attention-grabbing singles like “Second Place” in their arsenal, it is exciting to see an emerging rock band pushing to raise the bar. Tickets for their Newcastle headline show on 30th September at Think Tank can be purchased here.