ALBUM REVIEW: Palehound – Eye On The Bat | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Released: 14.07.23






Palehound’s latest album is an unvarnished, no-frills and frightfully relatable ode to relationships. Driven by El Kempner’s raw and emotive songwriting, Eye On The Bat is a cathartic tour de force that expresses both the danger of fantasy, and the pain of growth beyond a heartbreak.

Threaded within sinewy and off-kilter guitar riffs, the record captures the immediate and pays attention to the details that can build or break a relationship. From the desperation that is Good Sex, to the chaos of Independence Day and the guilt in My Evil, Eye On The Bat sees Kempner fearlessly bear their soul to the listener. It is an aching and heartfelt note on vulnerability and, for that reason, arguably Palehound’s best album to date.


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