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  • Vasili Papathanasopoulos


We caught up with Palace ahead of their first ever show in Sydney!

British rockers Palace have brought their live show to Australia, marking their first tour down under! We caught up with band members Matt Hodges, Rupert Turner and Harry Deacon in Sydney to chat about their tour, what's on their to-do list in Australia, new music and so much more.

Kicking off at Melbourne's The Croxton on December 3, the tour visited Brisbane on December 6, before wrapping last night in Sydney. The run of shows marked the bands first visit down under, with their superb third studio album Shoals serving as the centrepiece of their setlist.

Shoals explores a variety of concepts, with a central thread that revolves around fear and anxiety that subtly reveals itself. 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.

Made up of Leo Wyndham, Hodges, Turner and Deacon, Palace 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.

Watch our interview with Palace above!

Shoals is out now!


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