Palehound

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33 Queen's Road, Burley, Leeds, LS6 1NY

01132752411

Leeds Inspired

Palehound

29th August 2024

With their latest album, Eye On The Bat, Palehound have unleashed a sonic tour de force that cements their status as one of the most exciting and forward-thinking artists in indie rock. Recorded with Sam Evian (Big Thief, Cass McCombs) at Flying Cloud Recordings in the Catskill Mountains, the album is a breathtaking showcase of artistic growth and evolution, with songwriter El Kempner (as well as multi-instrumentalist Larz Brogan) delivering a stunning batch of new songs that brim with energy, vulnerability, and raw emotion. From the explosive guitar riffs to the thunderous drumming and Kempner’s signature vocals, Eye On The Bat is the most thrilling and exhilarating album Palehound has made to date. The album’s sharp and introspective lyrics explore themes of self-discovery, anxiety, and empowerment, adding a layer of depth and nuance to the album’s uncompromising vision.

In addition to Kempner’s recent work with Bachelor (a collaborative project with Jay Som), Palehound has earned widespread critical acclaim in outlets such as The New York Times, Pitchfork, and NPR, which praised their unique sound and fearless artistic direction. Palehound’s has played around the world alongside some of the biggest names in indie rock, including Big Thief, Sylvan Esso, Lucy Dacus, PUP and more. Kempner’s passionate and introspective songwriting has struck a chord with fans and peers around the world, cementing Palehound’s status as a deeply admired and widely influential artist.