The bedroom-based wish pop project of Southampton, U.K. songwriter Jacob Scott — originally referred to as Netherlands — have been renamed Pale Seas by early 2012, and shortly expanded to an organization offering Graham Poole on electric guitar and Matthew Bishop on bass. Commentators on the early gigs, and reviewers of their debut one — March 2012’s “Something or Nothing at all” — noticed the impact of both Elliott Smith and Seaside House within their audio, as Scott’s compositions at that time betrayed an identical mix of thoughtful sadness and a pop-focused sensibility. That one also coincided using their initial nationwide headline tour, plus they continued to support works such as for example Stornoway, the Battle on Medications, and Seaside Fossils. By enough time of the discharge of Sept 2012’s dual A-side “MY VERY OWN Mind/Systems,” the music group had enlisted assistance from Bees’ linchpin Paul Butler, who asked these to record at his studio room in the Isle of Wight. Next, drummer William Hilliard was recruited just before they readied a 2014 EP entitled Areas to Haunt.