Throughout their young career, Palace have pulled off a rare pop trick. Songs steeped in darkness emerge in to light, from bleak situations spring fresh starts. Bathed in the band’s atmospheric alt-rock, the future feels brighter and more optimistic. Palace didn’t start their career with any plans in place. Buoyed by the reception of their debut, 2016’s So Long Forever, and near two years of sold-out shows and festival slots that won them fans worldwide, the London-based trio of former Dorset school friends had a new-found confidence that they were keen to capture on record.
Palace have confirmed details for their second album, ‘Life After’. The record will arrive on 12th July,.
Started as a solo project when he was 16 in his bedroom, London-based Will Dorey, bass player for ex-Palace and co-founder of the reggae record label Horus Records, is continuing to flourish as well as nourish his incredible music. Having released 4 albums, his latest one ‘Filoxiny’, the confidence, warmth, laid-back and freshness of his material considering he plays most instruments, produces as well as records this in his own studio is marvellous and dreamy to say the least.
Dorey draws on various types of influences from Soul, Funk, Hip-Hop to Psychedelia, that touch on different eras, always unearthing tones which are really refreshing. His debut self-titled album in 2014 had some brilliant tracks from a soothing, psychedelic combo which blend together perfectly.
Llovers are a 4 piece indie-pop band from the North East of England. A young, ambitious, band spreading dream driven tracks channelled with unquestionable pop sensibility. The band, comprising of Jack Brooks (vocals/guitar), David Macnab (vocals/guitar), Joe Connor (bass/backing vocals) and Matthew Jenkinson (drums), have already landed support slots with the likes of Little Comets, Palace and TRASH in their short time together, as well as attracting widespread tastemaker coverage. His brand new single Just Lust is an euphoric beauty and is captivating from the very beginning.
The London boys Palace who have releases their debut LP So Long Forever will play tonight at Sidecar.
Palace sounds like a band that has always existed. Beautifully crafted and mature, their debut album So Long Forever is sure to ascend them to the status of indie darlings. Fans of Foals and The National will especially appreciate their melancholy and unrushed vibe as well as their existential songwriting, which will stay with you long after the final play.