Pale Kids – Consent

• “Consent” set to a picture of the housing single. Thanks to Pale Kids – Topic.

8.5 “Excellent Punk from England”

First out on their split 7″ with MOLAR (Everything Sucks Music ESM-0014) in July, 2016.

The Dandelion catch-up thing is an awesome facility, but having fallen so far behind I’m finding that by the time I get introduced to new bands, half of them have given up and gone to work as bank clerks in Cheltenham. Durham’s Pale Kids have released several singles 2016-2018, but haven’t been heard of for around a year, so I’m not sure what the current state of play is.

They are: Andrew (vocals, guitar), Joe (vocals, guitar), David (bass) and Kate (drums). “Half of us like Iron Maiden and we all like a drink” says their Facebook. I sincerely hope one of those statements is true. The excellent “Consent” is the closing track on the aforementioned 7″ single, which features 2 tracks from each artist. It puts me in mind of early Ash, The Thermals or Sauna Youth (delete as per your vintage).

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As you can see from their Twitter, plans were afoot for an album in April, 2018, so let’s hope it materializes, and that “Consent” is on it, for it is indeed a banger. Oh, and it doesn’t need re-recording Pale Kids, you’re just grand as you are ; – )

This was another heard on Rocker’s March 2017 show on Dandelion Radio.

Get it at Bandcamp.

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