Pale Waves are an English indie rock band from Manchester, comprising of vocalist and rhythm guitarist Heather Baron-Gracie (born January 17th 1995), drummer Ciara Doran (born September 18, 1994), lead guitarist Hugo Silvani (born June 3) and bass guitarist Charlie Wood (born September 5). The band's original name was Creek when Baron-Gracie and Doran met at BIMM Manchester university. Pale Waves signed to Dirty Hit - home to artists such as The 1975 and Rina Sawayama - in 2017, ranking fifth in the BBC Sound Of... 2018 poll the following year. Pale Waves' debut album My Mind Makes Noises was released in September 2018 and debuted at Number 8 on the UK Albums Chart. Pale Waves' second studio album Who Am I? - named in response to Baron-Gracie and Doran's newfound acceptance of their identities as gay and non-binary respectively - reached the Official Albums Chart Top 5 and Number 1 on the Official Independent Albums Chart.