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The Pale are an eccentric trio formed in Dublin in 1990

About The Pale

From their MySpace page:

The Pale formed in Dublin in 1990 with Matthew Devereux on vocals Shane Wearen on Mandolins Sean Molloy on Bass and a cheap as chips drum machine taking care of the beats. They released an award winning debut album on A&M records in 1992 called (Here's one we made earlier) The debut album and live shows received critical praise internationally. The singles from that debut (Dogs with no tails) (Butterfly) and (Shut up venus) did well in both Ireland and the UK. The highest chart positions came in Turkey, Israel and France and has given rise to succesfull cover versions of their songs released in Turkey over the last decade. As the group have toured they have added and subtracted instruments and players to the line-up. The mainstay of the group has remained to be the unique sound conjured up by Matthew and Shane. Over the years the music papers have compared them to artists like Tom Waits,The Violent Femmes and The Specials. The Sound of the group is one of ethnic fusion and is often referred to as eclectic and quirky. Over the years The Pale have recorded five live sessions for RTE radio and a further two for BBC radio. The most recent session was recorded for John Kelly's The Mystery Train for which they debuted new songs from their upcoming album. Fast forward to 2006 and The Pale are still playing live dates and releasing new records albeit independently. The lastest record is called (The Final Garden E.P) and is available on their own label called Devereux Records. Recently The Pale have re-recorded their single (Butterfly) in their native Irish for a compilation called (Ceol'06) which charted in the Top Ten. A live track from The Pale called (Slope) has just been released on a compilation called (The Garden Sessions) out now on RMG. All proceeds from this record go to The Irish Hospice Foundation. The Pale have just completed recording a new album due for release this year with Q (aka Colm Quearney) in the production seat. Over the course of the last few years Matthew Devereux and Shane Wearen have collaborated with a number of different artists and their main strength as a group is that they always think outside the box.


hrw wrote on 2012-04-09 00:00:00:
frankie, your sure twas The Pale in irvinestown? what year was that?
Tereasa wrote on 2007-10-20 00:00:00:
I got their new EP Good Ship. This is such a small town by The Pale says it all, a classic with plenty of character.
doug wrote on 2007-01-21 00:00:00:
Cracking Band....
Carl wrote on 2007-01-06 00:00:00:
One of the best songs ever made,,,, DAY ONE
Paddy, Tipp wrote on 2006-11-26 00:00:00:
Saw them in Nenagh, didn't know who they were but was suprised by how good the were, but cant find their album anywhere
Lee Templeton wrote on 2006-05-28 00:00:00:
Found another site for The Pale over on that most amazing carnival of music known as MySpace Four of their songs up for your listening pleasure.
frankie wrote on 2006-01-06 00:00:00:
If ever a band was suitably titled it was these smug hoors.They preceded a well attended show in Irvinestown with a monologue taken from Randy Newman's "Rednecks".Not long after this they disappeared up their own sophisticted arses.
Lee Templeton wrote on 2005-11-23 00:00:00:
Perhaps this is their site:
kim wrote on 2005-11-23 00:00:00:
I'd like to know more about The Pale. Could someone direct me -- somewhere on the net?
john mullane wrote on 2005-11-16 00:00:00:
best irish band ever highly under rated
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