NEW ALBUM : Pale Waves have released their third album, Unwanted, via Dirty Hit and also unveiled the video for album track Clean. 


Unwanted shines in its ability to produce a pop-punk anthem your ‘00s faves wish they could’ve writtenDIY 4*

Unwanted is the album they have been building up to their entire lives; one perfectly matched for the times and poised to take Pale Waves to new stratospheric levelsDORK 4*

Unwanted encompasses the best of what Pale Waves have to offer; an in-your-face, unapologetic exploration of emotions and the human psycheGIGWISE 8/10

PALE WAVES have released their anticipated new album UNWANTED. Available now via Dirty Hit, the band’s third album is a bold statement of reclamation – from the lyrics to the title itself. To coincide with the release, the band have also shared a video for CLEAN, the album track described by front woman Heather Baron-Gracie as a song for the LGBTQ community.

Clean is about that honeymoon stage of a relationship where you can’t get enough of them; you want to be immersed in them every single second,” notes Heather. “You’re the one girl that I just can’t get enough of.”

Recorded in Los Angeles with producer Zakk Cervini (Blink 182, Modern Baseball, Halsey) Unwanted is 13 tracks of classic pop punk with an edge. Think Sum-41 by way of Veruca Salt; all the crunchy guitars and rhythmic drive of 2000s pop punk with the rage of a 90s rock band.

 It is an album that knows exactly what it is, goes all in, and does it well. The band found themselves in a place of greater confidence and happiness, and that comes through in the sound, whether it’s drummer Ciara Doran pushing the ability to keep up the drive behind such robust pop-punk anthems, or Heather embracing the darker feelings and frustrations she’s only recently been able to express. “Before, I didn’t feel ready as a person to be like, ‘Yeah, I can be an angry woman and I’m proud of that’,” she explains. By contrast, Unwanted feels like the purgative scream at the end of a years-long inhalation.

 “Unwanted is in your face, and that’s exactly what I wanted,” Baron-Gracie says resolutely. “I want Pale Waves to keep growing in this direction. Bigger, bolder and more unapologetic.”

 In addition to a packed summer of UK festival appearances, Pale Waves will celebrate the release of Unwanted with a run of UK instore performances. The intimate shows will offer an appetite-whetting glimpse into the Unwanted live experience, which can be seen across the UK in November as the band embark on their biggest headline tour to date. Tickets available now from:


  • Lies
  • Unwanted
  • The Hard Way
  • Jealousy
  • Alone
  • Clean
  • Without You
  • Only Problem
  • You’re So Vain
  • Reasons To Live
  • Numb
  • Act My Age
  • So Sick (Of Missing You)



Fri          12          BRIGHTON                         Resident Records

Sat         13          CORNWALL                        Boardmasters

Sun        14          SOUTHAMPTON                Vinilo Records

Mon      15          BRISTOL                              Rough Trade

Tue        16          NOTTINGHAM                   Rough Trade

Wed       17          NEWCASTLE                       HMV Records

Thu        18          LEEDS                                 Vinyl Whistle

Fri          26          LEEDS                                 Festival

Sun        28          READING                            Festival


Sat         15          LEEDS                                 Live at Leeds 


Thu        24          NEWCASTLE                       Live at Central

Fri          25          MANCHESTER                    Albert Hall

Sat         26          LIVERPOOL                         O2 Academy

Sun        27          GLASGOW                          Barrowland

Mon      28          DUNDEE                              Fat Sam’s

Wed       30          LONDON                            O2 Brixton Academy 






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