With just two weeks until the release of their spellbinding third album ‘Shoals’ on January 21st, London band Palace today release their latest single, ‘Shame On You”, via Fiction. The single release is accompanied by a new live music video, shot in a jet engine testing facility and directed by renowned filmmaker and photographer David J. East who has worked with the likes of Foals and The Japanese House.
‘Shoals’ is a profound and pensive album, boldly exploring some of life’s greatest questions over its 12 mesmerising tracks. The album deftly explores the interplay of three central existential dilemmas against a broader backdrop of wonder at the vastness and power of the ocean, concluding its arc with the stunning opus ‘Where Sky Becomes Sea’. Through diving into themes of the subconscious, dreams and existentialism, ‘Shoals’ is broadly a record about living with and processing fear. As frontman Leo Wyndham explains:
“‘Shoals’ is a record about confronting our own fears and anxieties. Through the pandemic we were confronted more than ever with ourselves with little distraction, suddenly seeing who we are in the rawest of forms. It held a mirror up to our flaws and imperfections and forced us to see the real ‘us’.
The record symbolises how our minds can have beautiful yet dangerous depths, like the ocean, and how our fears and thoughts are like shoals of fish that move and shift constantly from place to place; chaotic, often untameable and unpredictable.”
‘Shoals’ is comprised of 12 tracks, and in addition to ‘Shame On You’ the album will include the brilliant singles, ‘Where Sky Becomes Sea’, ‘Fade’, ‘Lover (Don’t Let Me Down)’ and ‘Gravity’ released in 2021.
Following the release of the album, Palace will embark upon their biggest tour yet, with dates across the UK, Europe, and the US, including a not-to-be-missed show at the O2 Brixton Academy on 11th February.
Leo Wyndham, Matt Hodges and Rupert Turner released their acclaimed debut EP ‘Lost In The Night’ in 2014, followed by the ‘Chase The Light’ EP the following year, their debut album ‘So Long Forever’ in 2016 and sophomore album ‘Life After’ in 2019.