Pale Waves: Get to Know the 'Television Romance' Group

Heather Baron-Gracie and Ciara Doran of Pale Waves caught up with Billboard to help fans get to know a bit more about them as part of the “You Should Know” video series, revealing how they first met, what it was like touring with The 1975 and more.

Baron-Gracie explains that she and Doran first met while they were college students in Manchester, and they instantly became friends. Their bandmate Hugo Silvani joined after he heard their demos “The Tide” and “Heavenly” on SoundCloud, while Charlie Wood was poached from another band. “He was too good to just let go," Baron-Gracie says. “We had to steal him.”

The pair tell Billboard that prior to live shows, they “slap each other’s bums” and hype one another up as much as they can. “Sometimes we bark like dogs,” adds Doran. “Well, Hugo does that. He howls.”

Speaking of performing live, they also discuss their experience touring with The 1975, explaining that they have become good friends. “It was really inspiring seeing a band who was once a small band and now is a massive band,” shares Baron-Gracie. “And they're obviously from Manchester as well, so yeah. It was really great.”

Pale Waves also chat about the story behind their song “Television Romance,” with Baron-Gracie recalling that it was inspired by a night out when someone was constantly coming onto her, and he wouldn’t take the hint that she wasn’t interested. “He just wouldn't stop,” she says, “And I was like, ‘Is it not obvious that I don't like you back?’”

You can watch the full video above to learn more about Pale Waves, including what one of the craziest things they have ever done is and which small gestures from fans are the most meaningful to them.