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WE REVIEW THE NEW SINGLE FROM PAVÉ – SLOW MOVEMENTS

Having recently turned the heads of Clash Magazine, Planet Rock and BBC’s Future Alternatives Nels Hylton and then subsequently named by This Feeling as one of its ‘Big in 2024’ acts, big things are being predicted for Manchester Alt-Rockers, Pavé. 

The band have announced a new seven-track EP this coming autumn and seeing as we all like a bit of a tease, are providing a cheeky glimpse of their new direction with the EP’s lead single, ‘Slow Movements’, out on the 29th of March.

Pavé’s guitarist Kevin explains, “This track explores personal identity, unveiling the journey of self-discovery through confronting various personas. It captures the feeling of being trapped in a world shaped by our past selves and delves into the perpetual cycle of creation and reinvention. Through ‘Slow Movements’, we examine the gradual shifts within us, driven by desires and emotions, offering a profound exploration of internal conflict and the necessity of self-mastery.”

The band are new to me so I had a listen through the back catalogue and if I’m honest, I couldn’t really detect any massively noticeable new direction. Maybe that’s more a reflection of my lack of appreciation of the subtle nuances of the genre but notwithstanding, there’s no denying ‘Slow Moments’ is a pretty damn good track. 

It’s much, much heavier and harder than the usual alt-rock offering. The syncopation of the drums, the blisteringly distorted and jarring guitar tracks and the grinding, stomach-kicking bass throw this track firmly to the Nu-Metal crowd.

Alanya-Jade’s vocal is the star of the show and couldn’t be any further from the usual, cliche female rock vocal. The track starts with just over a minute of her stunning vocal over a very sparse spacial key part. I’ve no doubt anyone listening to this track with no prior knowledge of the band would probably be hearing whistles and fog horns, expecting some David Guetta Euro House anthemic beat to drop, and getting ready to ‘ave it! It’s that kind of vocal but instead when the track does kick in it’s a fucking brutal affair. No doubt it will be a winner for the band. 

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