On the eve of a post-Thatcherite Britain, the Pale Saints, alongside the likes of Lush, Ride and Slowdive, were ushering in a new wave of British indie. They found in 4AD a perfect home for their music - an exciting and undeniable meld of noise and dream-pop.
Their debut album, ‘The Comforts Of Madness’, didn’t disappoint, now standing as one of the best of its era. Pitchfork placed it in their Best 50 Shoegaze Albums Of All Time, saying, “There’s a restless urgency, particularly when the volume swells and the rhythms intensify. That energy not only keeps [it] vital, it emphasizes Pale Saints’ inventiveness, how they channelled softness and rage into something distinctive.”
Tracklisting: Way The World Is / You Tear The World In Two / Sea of Sound / True Coming Dream / Little Hammer / Insubstantial / A Deep Sleep For Steven / Language of Flowers / Fell From The Sun / Sight Of You / Time Thief