Manchester three piece Pale Waves have today been announced as part of the prestigious BBC Sound of 2018 Shortlist, taking the #5 spot. It the latest in a spectaular year for the band, who have been the toast of tastemaker town (I just thought of that, is it too cheesy) with much expected of their All the things I never said EP. Taken from it is the frankly rather lovely New Year’s Eve, a torch song for the drainpipe jeans generation of indie followers, awash with a mixture of electro, melancholy (‘I don’t want to be alone on New Year’s Eve, do you even wanna be with me’ pleads Heather) and infectious melody that’s as close to irresistable as you’ll find on a cold January day.

Check the accompanying video out, here

Following a sold out headline UK tour in November, Pale Waves have announced a run of dates across the UK and Europe for early 2018, including a show at London’s The Garage, which sold out on the first day.

Today also sees Pale Waves announce a North American headline tour throughout March / April, with tickets on sale Friday 12th January. Tickets available from www.palewaves.com, full list of dates below.

January 2018

11 – Five Day Forecast @ The Lexington – London, UK
19 – Eurosonic Festival – NL
31 – The Grand Social – Dublin, Ireland (SOLD OUT)

February 2018

2 – Paradiso – Amsterdam, Netherlands
4 – Nest – Gent, Belgium
5 – Le Pop Up Du Label – Paris, France
7 – Orangehouse – Munich, Germany
8 – Chelsea Club – Vienna, Austria
9 – Dynamo – Zurich, Switzerland
11 – John Dee – Oslo, Norway
12 – Obaren – Stockholm, Sweden
13 – Ideal Bar – Copenhagen, Denmark
14 – HÁKKEN – Hamburg, Germany
19 – The Forum – Tunbridge Wells, UK
20 – The Boileroom – Guildford, UK (SOLD OUT)
22 – Storey’s Field Centre – Cambridge, UK
23 – Wesgarth – Middlesborough, UK (SOLD OUT)
24 – Studio 2 – Liverpool, UK (SOLD OUT)
26 – The Cellar – Oxford, UK
27 – The Cookie – Leicester, UK (SOLD OUT)
28 – The Chapel – Leeds, UK (SOLD OUT)

March 2018

1 – The Sugarmill – Stoke on Trent, UK
2 – O2 Academy Birmingham – Birmingham, UK (SOLD OUT)
4 – King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut – Glasgow, UK (SOLD OUT)
5 – The Leadmill – Sheffield, UK
6 – Gorilla – Manchester, UK
7 – The Garage – London, UK (SOLD OUT)
8 – Thekla – Bristol, UK
19 – White Oak Music Hall – Houston, TX
20 – Dada – Dallas, TX
23 – Rebel Lounge – Phoenix, AZ
24 – Soma Sidestage – San Diego, CA
25 – Constellation Room – Santa Ana, CA
26 – Troubadour – Los Angeles, CA
27 – The Chapel – San Francisco, CA
29 – Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR
30 – Biltmore Cabaret – Vancouver, BC
31 – The Crocodile – Seattle, WA

April 2018

3 – Larimer Lounge – Denver, CO
5 – Recordbar – Kansas City, MO
6 – Ready Room – St. Louis, MO
7 – Lincoln Hall – Chicago, IL
9 – Velvet Underground – Toronto, ON
10 – Skully’s Music Diner – Columbus, OH
11 – U Street Music Hall – Washington, DC
12 – The Foundry – Philadelphia, PA
13 – Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY
15 – Sonia – Boston, MA

May 2018

5 – Live at Leeds – Leeds, UK
17 – The Great Escape – Brighton, UK

July 2018

1 – Community Festival – London, UK

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