Palace are a much-lauded London quartet who’re living up to the hype. With a sound that mingles blues and Americana with space-rock, theirs is a dreamy, timeless and pretty essential summertime soundtrack...

Anita Awbi
  • By Anita Awbi
  • 13 Apr 2015
  • min read
Who? Palace are close friends Leo Wyndham (guitar and vocals), Matt Hodges (drums), Rupert Turner (guitar) and Will Dory (bass).

What? A much-lauded London quartet who’re living up to the hype.

From where? The lads are currently based in Tottenham, north London.

What’s the story? After meeting at school, Leo, Matt, Rupert and Will began rehearsing at cramped studios around Camden. They’ve since relocated to a spacious warehouse in north London where they've hit on an anthemic, stadium-ready sound that’s airy and expansive.

Hints of blues and Americana mingle with space-rock to create a compelling template that’s dreamy and timeless. Laced with the slow and steady twang of stripped-back guitars, Leo leads all their songs with a measured vocal delivery and bittersweet lyrical romanticism.

Following high profile support slots with Ghostpoet and Jamie T, the band have just played two sold-out headline slots at Red Gallery, Shoreditch.

They're now preparing to follow last year’s heavy-hitting EP Bitter with a new single, Kiloran, which received its premiere on BBC Radio 1 last week.

It’s an invigorating slice of indie-pop that lingers on your eardrums long after the song ends and is bound to ratchet up the hype ahead of the release of their Chasing the Light EP on 8 June.

Sounds like? Early Black Keys jamming with Foals.

Predicted to? Win over festivals from Brighton to Glasgow this summer (dates below).

Must hear? Americana-twanged new single Kiloran:

UK festival dates:
2 May – Live At Leeds
3 May – Live At Glasgow
15 May – The Great Escape Festival, Brighton Coliseum
24 May – Liverpool Sound City
31 May – Wychwood Festival, Cheltenham
3 June – Blissfields, Winchester
24 July – Deer Shed Festival, Yorkshire
1 August – Kendall Calling, Cumbria