In August this year, Alastair Cairns, aka the man driving, Wells, pushed out the first handful of singles from his forthcoming release that reflects a band who came together as a result of four friends consuming their weight in scotch one fateful evening.
Titled, The Pale King, the forthcoming EP is a sonic narrative documenting the story of a failed folk artist trying to pave his way through life, whilst battling the extremities of a split-personality disorder. Recently chatting to Something You Said on the matter, Cairns explained, The Pale King EP to be, “a snapshot of this story and the surreal world that it takes place in.” Built on solemn guitars, delicate percussion and a sweet hint of a vulnerable keyline, the four-track experiences a series of mood shifts, making for a rather compelling debut release.
Featuring singles, Fractures and Shepherd, The Pale King EP is a small delight, available in 2016 through Monday Records. Follow Wells on Soundcloud for updates on this new material.
Praise for Wells’ The Pale King EP
“The centrepiece is definitely the heartfelt vox from the formerly-solo Alistair Cairns, shifting here and there into a tumbling spoken word cadence and imbuing his lyrics with a sense of raw honesty.” – The Ripe on, Fractures
“Taken from their debut EP The Pale King, “Shepherd” is a dark, tense and gorgeous piece of music.” – The AU Review on, Shepherd