London band Palace today release their brand new track ‘Someday, Somewhere’. The song predates ‘Life After’ and although it didn’t feature on the album, it has been regularly played on the road over the last few years, becoming a much-loved live set exclusive. ‘Someday, Somewhere’ exudes the laid-back charm and harmony of Palace’s debut EP ‘Lost In The Night’ that earned them legions of fans seemingly overnight back in 2014 – listen below.
2019’s sophomore album ‘Life After’ is a stunning record with a clear message; hope. Its eleven tracks are full of the melodic warmth and rich textures that have come to define Palace’s sound. It is an album in equal parts about loss as well as a manual to moving on, stronger than before. “While there are a couple of different threads to the record, ultimately there’s a romance to it alongside a feeling of looking to the future through a new lens.” Says frontman Leo; “While still being aware of the unknown, you can allow yourself to feel hopeful, stronger and grateful for what you’ve got.”
‘Life After’ follows Palace’s acclaimed 2016 debut album ‘So Long Forever’ and includes the heart-wrenching ‘Heaven Up There’ (Lauren Laverne’s ‘Headphones Moment’ on BBC 6 Music). It’s a profoundly candid album from a band who have built a loyal global fanbase for their uniquely bittersweet arrangements, earning critical acclaim, a number 1 on the Official Record Store Chart and leading to over 100 million streams across their catalogue worldwide. After demoing the tracks at their Tottenham studio The Arch, Palace turned to Catherine Marks (2018’s UK Producer of the Year; St Vincent, Wolf Alice and PJ Harvey) at Willesden’s Assault & Battery studios and Luke Smith (Foals, Slow Club) at Jump Studios in Tottenham to record the album in summer 2018.
Leo Wyndham, Matt Hodges and Rupert Turner have been friends since they were thirteen and released their acclaimed debut EP ‘Lost In The Night’ in 2014, followed by the ‘Chase The Light’ EP the following year and their debut album ‘So Long Forever’ in 2016. The strength of those releases saw their fanbase steadily grow, leading to extensive touring, ever-larger festival slots and culminating in a sold-out UK headline tour including London’s Shepherds Bush Empire.
Having built a dedicated live following through mesmerising shows at some of the country’s finest venues, Palace played some of the world’s biggest festivals last summer including Mad Cool, Latitude and Glastonbury’s Park Stage before an autumn tour culminating at their biggest show ever at a sold-out Camden Roundhouse. The band kicked off 2020 by selling out their debut USA tour and were due to play yet-another UK tour this March until Covid-19 forced the band to cancel. Stay tuned for more special announcements in the near future.