NEW ALBUM ‘SHOALS’ OUT FRIDAY
2022 UK, EUROPEAN AND US TOURS
PLAY O2 ACADEMY BRIXTON FEBRUARY 11TH
With their spellbinding third album ‘Shoals’ out this Friday, London band Palace today release their latest single, “Friends Forever” via Fiction. The single release is accompanied by a video shot on 16mm film and directed by Palace frontman Leo Wyndham between London and NYC. The band have also announced a string of intimate record store shows shows across England later in February. Tickets for instores as well as UK, Europe and North America tours are available HERE.
Out this Friday, January 21st,‘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 ‘Friends Forever’ the album will include the brilliant singles, ‘Shame On You’, ‘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.
UK TOUR 2022
February 3rd, Glasgow, SWG3
February 4th, Manchester, O2 Ritz
February 5th, Bristol, O2 Academy
February 6th, Leeds, University Stylus
February 10th, Nottingham, Rock City
February 11th, London, O2 Academy Brixton
EUROPEAN TOUR 2022 – rescheduled dates TBA this week
US/CAN TOUR 2022
April 22nd, Dallas, TX, Trees
April 23rd, Austin, TX Empire Garage
April 24th, Houston, TX, Studio @ Warehouse Live
April 26th, Orlando, FL, The Social
April 27th, Atlanta, GA, Terminal West
April 29th, Durham, NC, Motorco Music Hall
April 30th, Washington DC, 9:30 Club
May 1st, Philadelphia, PA, Foundry
May 3rd, Boston, MA, Paradise
May 5th, New York, NY, Webster Hall
May 7th, Montreal, QC, Club Soda
May 9th, Toronto, ON, Danforth
May 10th, Cleveland, OH, Beachland Ballroom
May 11th, Columbus, OH, A&R Bar
May 13th, Detroit, MI, Shelter
May 14th, Chicago, IL, Thalia Hall
May 16th, Denver, CO, The Gothic Theatre
May 17th, Salt Lake City, UT, The Complex
May 19th, Los Angeles, CA, The Fonda
May 20th, Los Angeles, CA, The Fonda
May 21th, San Francisco, CA, The Fillmore