"Latter day shoegaze with a bit of swagger to it" - BBC 6 music DJ Steve Lamacq
Pastel are a 5-piece guitar band. Fronted by Droylsden (Manchester) cousins Jack Yates (singer) & James Yates (guitar) with Liam O'Shea (Bass), Joe Anderson (guitar) & Rhys Wheeler (drums). Debut 4-track EP; 'Deeper Than Holy' produced by J. Fender (Afflecks Palace) dropped in October 2021 (Spirit Of Spike Island recordings) and hit no.1 in the UK physical chart. Clothing label 'Pretty Green' soundtracked their Autumn / Winter 2021 ad campaign video with 'Deeper Than Holy', in which the band also featured.