[album] Palace – Shoals

Atmospheric and moody, Shoals finds Palace in top form. The songs here are as beautiful as the cover of the album, and the soundscapes created stay in your head for a long time after it is finished.

Beautiful falsetto plays a leading role here and in general, all vocal textures go well together with guitar harmonies. It is hard to select singles from such a record — it is one of those LPs that is best listened to in its entirety and without breaks. All the tracks fit, complement each other, and create a strong perception of meaning to the work as a whole.

Check it out below and purchase the record here.

[album] The Horrors – Against The Blade

Always ones to surprise their listeners, The Horrors are back with the new EP Against The Blade. It is their second release of the year after Lout (released back in March), and probably their most hard-hitting and experimental output yet.

The Horrors live in Prague’17

The album features 3 songs — the title track (that we have heard earlier), the smasher “Twisted Skin”, and an industrial techno monster “I Took A Deep Breath and I Kept My Mouth Shut”, their most different, impressive and absolutely bonkers song to date.

All tracks are complemented by masterfully crafted visuals, and EP is also available for purchase on limited edition green vinyl here.

The band will also play three shows in the UK soon, labeled as Metal Rain dates, on which the quintet would be supported by their favorite new outfits such as Giant Swan, Scalping, Mandy, Indiana, PC World and Proteus. Find more information regarding the concerts on their website.

Stream below.

[video] The Horrors – Against The Blade

After releasing a short but sharp as a knife EP Lout earlier this year, The Horrors are back with another one. It is titled Against The Blade and will be available on November 5 through Fiction and Wolf Tone (it is also available for pre-order on limited edition green vinyl here).

The Horrors live in Prague’17

The title track is again a massive industrial ripper, and it goes together with fantastically crafted and absolutely disturbing visuals.

The band will also play three shows in the UK soon, labeled as Metal Rain dates, on which the quintet would be supported by their favorite new outfits such as Giant Swan, Scalping, Mandy, Indiana, PC World and Proteus. Find more information regarding the concerts on their website.

Check out a video for the new song below and stream it here.

[video] Drug Store Romeos – Secret Plan

Hampshire newcomers Drug Store Romeos will release their highly anticipated debut album The World Within Our Bedrooms on June 25 via Fiction Records (pre-order it here).

We have already heard a couple of songs from it — “Frame of Reference”, “What’s On Your Mind”, and now the trio share another brilliant single, “Secret Plan”.

It comes together with the music video, directed by Max Rollason.

Watch it below.

[album] Palace – Someday, Somewhere

British indie rock band Palace have returned with the new EP Someday, Somewhere that follows their great LP Life After, released in July last year.

It consists of a couple of unreleased tracks recorded during the last album sessions along with the brand new song “I’ll Be Fine”, made by the band remotely during lockdown this spring. The group sounds a little quieter on the new release, keeping the beautiful melodies and introspective, nearly meditative vibes, which make the EP a short and thoughtful experience, bringing some peace and the feeling of hope to the listeners.

Listen below and get the release on vinyl here (it includes the bonus track “Trouble On The Water”). You can also support the band by purchasing some merch on their website.