PREVIEW: Pale Seas play Sheffield Harley

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There are thousands of disenchanted students out there. But not many drop out of education and drop into a rock and roll career, except for Jacob Scott.

After ditching his degree for the third time, the singer songwriter set out to pen his own melodic material.

“I was so disillusioned with education and learning about stuff I just didn’t care about. It felt I was expected to follow this path and that I wasn’t able to follow my own path.”

He soon fixed that, started writing songs of his own and then forming a band - the Netherlands - with his hometown friends and then girlfriend. “That was a bit awkward though because my ex was in the band and it became quite difficult. It was like Fleetwood Mac but without the hits.”

The band then became Pale Seas and their first studio session was with producers Jimmy Robertson & Demian Castellanos (Klaxons / Big Pink / Last Shadow Puppets) and their debut single was the much-acclaimed Something and Nothing. Quickly, the band gained huge interest and were soon included on Radio 1’s Introducing playlist.

Quickly, Pale Seas gathered critical acclaim, affording Scott the opportunity to fully indulge in his creative career.

“It’s so good to be making music. I have tried other jobs but they’ve just made me question what it all means and my jobs had tended to suck out al my joy but with music I’ve found something that i really love doing.”

Pale Seas’ latest EP, Places to Haunt, is a collection of woozy, catchy indie tracks. “I’m really pleased with it,” says Scott. “It’s taken so long to produce. I wrote the first track when I was 15 years-old.”

“It’s so wonderful to be doing this and I really can’t wait to be on tour.”

Pale Seas play at the Harley on October 28