Watch our interview with Palace below!
British rockers Palace have today unveiled their superb third studio album, Shoals. We caught up with the trio ahead of the release to chat about the record, the impact making the record has left on them going forward, their upcoming tour and so much more!
The album explores a variety of concepts, with a central thread that revolves around fear and anxiety that reveals itself subtly. Offering up a more intimate view on the emotion, Shoals presents fear in a relatable light that captures what it is to be human. Laced with introspective and poetic lyricism that provoke thought and self-reflection, whilst also embracing sides of yourself that you’ve previously shunned.
The collection of songs was born throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, with the band moving into a new studio space after years of sharing spaces with other artists. This new environment brought a new-found sense of freedom for the trio, where they took braver and bolder leaps as musicians, experimenting with their sonic palette. Full of warm soundscapes and bewitching vocals from frontman Leo Wyndham, reverb heavy guitars transport us to another realm as the implementation of synths and electronic instrumentation on tracks such as Lover (Don’t Let Me Down) bring a dynamic new texture to their signature organic instrumentation. Shoals culminates in its beguiling album closer, their magnum opus Where Sky Becomes Sea. The tranquil track captures all the characteristics of Palace, intricately weaving together the Palace we’ve come to love over the years, and the new Palace that we’ve been introduced to on the bands third full-length outing.
Made up of Wyndham, Matt Hodges and Rupert Turner, the trio burst onto the scene in 2014 with their debut EP, Lost in the Night. Since then, the trio have released a whopping seven EPs, as well as two full length records with 2016’s So Long Forever and 2019’s Life After. No stranger to the live Arena, Palace have performed sold-out across the globe, with sets at some of the world’s biggest festivals including Mad Cool, Latitude and Glastonbury’s Park Stage.
Palace are set to hit the road on their biggest tour yet, performing across the UK, Europe and North America, which will include a show at London’s O2 Brixton Academy next month. Whilst no Australian dates have been announced, the band teased to MILKY a visit to our shores in “in the pipeline”.
Shoals is out now!