Pale Seas are Jacob Scott (guitar and vocals), Graham Poole (lead guitar), Matthew Bishop (bass) and Andrew Richardson (drums), a four-piece from Southampton who recently released their debut album Stargazing For Beginners. Recorded at night in a medieval abbey on the Isle Of Wight, the album spans themes of fear, isolation and heartbreak and is out now via Abbey Records.

This Saturday, the band will play the closing party of A Disappearing Exhibition II, alongside Sistertalk and Venture Lows. Ahead of the show, we got the band to run through those twelve questions you all know and love.


Three words to describe our music…
Dark, powerful & expansive.

Favourite ever film…
Andrei Tarkovsky – The Mirror

Favourite Instagram account…
A photographer called Hollie Fernando.

The best venue we’ve played…
We played London Scala recently and the sound in there was really great, for vibes I’d say Heartbreakers in Southampton.

The song I can’t listen to…
Elliott Smith – Angeles. It still hits me like a train whenever I hear it.

The worst job I’ve ever had…
I’ve been quite lucky with jobs to be honest. I worked in a cafe at the back of a Debenhams store serving food and scraping plates when I was 17 or so which I really disliked. I think it kind of spurred me on to make sure I was doing the thing I wanted in a way though so no regrets.

My favourite meal to cook…
I don’t cook very much at all really, I used to make this salmon and asparagus dish that was quite nice but when I find something I like cooking I tend to make it like every day for a week obsessively then never have it again.

If I was in a tribute band it would be…
The Clean.

Favourite word…
Opus.

If I had a superpower I’d want it to be…
To live forever.

If we could play a gig anywhere it would be…
In space.

We think you should listen to…
Goat Girl, Chris Bell, Gene Clark, Willie J Healey, Venture Lows & Alex Burey.

If I could see anyone play live it would be…
On The Beach era Neil Young or The Band at their Last Waltz show.

Pale Seas play Paper Dress on 18th November.