Pale Fire release a double a-side single, ‘Clucky’ / ‘All the World’.

It follows up ‘Various Witches‘ late last year, and precedes the band’s second album… ‘Husbands’ (named after the 1970 John Cassavetes film and recorded with Jamie Savage at Chem 19) is due out in spring.

For this release, the Coatbridge-formed quintet – Adrian Walker, Barry Boulton, James McCann, Kris O’Rourke, and Matthew Nevans – have called upon backing vocals from former Risingson and Amplifico singer Donna Maciocia.

‘Clucky’, the band tell us, is a Scots word meaning ‘broody’, and the song evokes “the bleakness of late January and February.”

‘All the World’ cites influences such as Townes Van Zandt, Scottish Makar Edwin Morgan’s poem about Pontius Pilate, ‘Pilate at Fortingall’ and “the Roman Catholic preoccupation with the age 33.”

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