Pale Lady kicked off 2021 the right way: fresh content zippy with energy and alight with a sense of humour. Though the video for the single, titled “Lost and Found”, displays a series of dates gone not-quite-right, the mood the clip will leave you with is definitely the desired tone for the year.
Hailing from Wellington, New Zealand, Pale Lady have already won the New Zealand national Battle of the Bands competition with two members also winning best guitarist. The reason why is clear in the sound of “Lost and Found” — catchy guitar hooks draw you into an infectiously energetic track with melodic vocals at the forefront. This is alt-pop rock done with a twist that only an authentic vision can bring.
I don’t want to come off too lofty: Pale Lady use the accompanying video to show their down-to-earth sensibilities. The date-night story takes place in a living-room-turned-restaurant with dishes like “Nacho Average Snack” on the menu. Vocalist Conall Ryan finds himself colourblind in a world laden with red and green flags, all too easy to miss as his dates pass through the eatery and become replaced with someone ever-stranger. The outcome? You’ll have to watch for yourself.
Since forming in 2016, Pale Lady have built up a solid identity and sound — one rooted in big energy. If live shows aren’t happening for a while, the least we can do is set up a venue space in our restaurant-living-rooms and turn up volume.