SLUG MAGAZINE, (March 2004):
TURN PALE - 'Kill the Lights' CD
'Glitter, Gutter, Trash'
From the looks of the band I doubt they'd like me to mention the 'g' word so we'll gracefully skip the goth tag (sorry) and move into the late 70's when punk wasn't exactly keeping the world on fire and the likes of Siouxsie and the Banshees (always about reinvention), Bauhaus and soon after the folks who hung around London's Batcave, or Ireland's art freaks Virgin Prunes were stirring up a healthy dose of dissonance. Which isn't to say it is unlistenable (I personally believe that many wonderfully awkward pop tunes came out during this period of noise). Then again I'm not going to go as far as say it will stick in your mouth like a good Specimen track. No, instead imagine these fellows as a good opening act that wouldn't have you rushing over for one last look at the t-shirts.
- Ryan Michael Painter