The elegant, youthful sound of Palace Winter is just the sort of thing to calm the nerves whilst de-icing the car, navigating misty roads and putting the full beam on as the nights draw in and the warmth in the air vacates for weather that requires a woollen jumper, scarf and gloves. Lucky the band have the right name to match their music on their latest release Keep Dreaming, Buddy released via Tambourhinoceros on the 23rd October on vinyl, CD and download.
Their music captures tripped out electro tracks seemingly put together adroitly with clean as a whistle production whilst capturing deep bass, colourful chorus’s and broad song constructions that will no doubt appeal to the elite rock in crowd. Monument Phase eases its way into first place with Spacemen 3 comparisons as phased shifting keyboards light up the off the wall song development, Won’t Be Long repeats the feat laid before its path with a hypnotic repeating sweet chorus whilst humming fuzz guitar patterns add an extra layer of sophistication to the track.
Rewinding the clock with a track entitled 1996 might set the mind wondering to more virtuous days, days of innocence and exploration, so it would seem this year has done to the band with the track seemingly influenced by summer time vibes that involve a soul saxophone. Keep Dreaming Buddy is an electro instrumental acoustic number featuring smooth parping keyboards which leads nicely into the killer track on the album The Deeper End. Sounding like a cross between Primal Scream, the aforementioned Spacemen 3 with the added vocals of Jason Lyttle the track gently builds to a heart crescendo as church type bells can be heard amidst the slow burning masterblast.
One of the final tracks on the album, Rose, would appear to have some sort of influence from another legendary group who used moog sythns to their advantage, World Of Twist and their delicate mysterious track The Lights, collectively it would appear Palace Winter are in good company with their first release in over 2 years. With their previous long playing efforts receiving high praise across the board, this is set to be another mark on the rhythmic map of high performing melodic wonders.
…Keep Dreaming Buddy can be purchased via the following link