King Pallas – We Pause EP – Review
by Killian Laher
Irish artist King Pallas, the recording name for Patrick O’Brien of Windings, released a debut EP a month or so ago. Opening track Home is fairly standard singer-songwriter strumalong stuff. Fairly harmless but not particularly memorable. But the other three tracks on this EP are another story altogether.
The Dead has pretty guitar-picking and O’Brien’s drawled vocals, a bit like Mark Kozelek’s more transcendent material (before he disappeared up his own hole). Letters Letters… BOI has a medieval folk air to it, along the lines of Midlake. Wallers Ghost has wonderfully sun-dappled guitar picking, marrying the influences mentioned above really nicely. The music is relaxed and almost uniformly gorgeous.
One to watch, for definite. It’s available here.
2. The Dead
3. Letters Letters… BOI
4. Wallers Ghost