Watch the new video from Specialist Subject Records' noisy grungeniks Pale Angels
Transatlantic punk trio Pale Angels returned in November with latest album Daydreaming Blues. As with previous efforts, it's a storming collection of squalling riffs and hooks, with nods to the sped-up sludge of grunge and the winsome jangle of 80s US college rock: classic sounds for disaffected youths with a penchant for noisy guitars.
Initially formed for a Nirvana covers set at punk gathering The Fest in Gainsville, Florida, the band has solidified around the core songwriting partnership of guitarist Mike Santostefano (from New Jersey) and bassist Jamie Morrison (from Swansea), joined on the road and in the studio by a succession of hard-hitting sticksmen. Daydreaming Blues is their third album thus far, following 2013's Primal Play and last year's Imaginary People, and like its predecessors it's a record that demands to be played loud.
Don't Feel A Thing hails from the breezier, more immediate end of their oeuvre: a toe-tapping slice of guitar pop designed as much for long drives with the windows down as for the murk of the moshpit, and it's described by the band as being "about self induced emptiness as a defence mechanism."
The video was shot and edited by Jonathan Minto (also of labelmates Caves) during the band's August tour.
Daydreaming Blues is out now via Specialist Subject.
Catch Pale Angels on tour across the UK from 13 Dec, including: Glasgow (The 13th Note, 17 Dec – matinee), Dundee (Conroy's Basement, 17 Dec), Edinburgh (Banshee Labyrinth, 18 Dec) and Leeds (Santiagos, 19 Dec)