Pale Blue Eyes Share New Single “Dr Pong”
The new Pale Blue Eyes single, “Dr Pong” arrives on the back of substantial radio airplay. Previous single “TV Flicker” was this Devon-based band’s first release on the Full Time Hobby label and made the B-list at BBC Radio 6 Music. But while the TV Flicker single’s indelible synth lines masked lyrical reflections on mortality, the new single is a celebration of joy and sunshine and of Berlin and table tennis.
“This song is about good times,” says PBE singer/guitarist, Matt Board. “It’s about being in Berlin, on what seemed like an endless summer. We’d play table tennis in Berlin’s public parks, with hours of rounds of cold beers from the Spätkaufs, the Berlin convenience stores that were always open. Then we found a little bar called Dr Pong – cheap beer and what we called ‘round the world’ table tennis, dancing around the table with all these smiling strangers, taking turns to hit the glowing white ball. We’d sometimes be there all night and into the morning. The track is a celebration of great memories from Berlin and of our love for this city. It’s about positive memories, about remembering to enjoy memories and moments in challenging times.”
Immediately the audience is introduced to the most mesmeric ensemble. A true hypnotic pull emerges from the ethereal vocal harmonies, the bright textures, and the addictive melody. Above all this vibrant energy engulfs the entire exploration and fixates the attention of the immersive soundscape created.