- 25 Oct 18
The band's last album, 'So Long Forever', was released in 2016.
London indie outfit Palace have loudly announced their return after a two year absence from releasing new material with their otherworldly new single 'Heaven Up There', as well as the dates and venues for a run of shows they'll be performing across the UK and Ireland this February.
Leo, Matt and Rupert have still kept busy since So Long Forever dropped, following it up with extensive touring of the festival circuit and a sold out UK headline tour, including a show at London's Shepherds Bush Empire in April of last year. Thereafter, the band have been writing and recording new music at their studio in Tottenham, with 'Heaven Up There' being the first fruits of this labour.
The accompanying music video was co-directed by Leo and friend and photographer Eddie Wrey. Leo took to Palace's Twitter to reveal it was "shot entirely on the beautiful island of Colonsay in Scotland to create a backdrop for ‘Heaven Up There’", before adding "We’d never seen skies and light like it up there so it seemed the perfect place to shoot."
The video acts as a perfect foil for the song's audio, which is a completely enrapturing and elegant seven minutes that belies it's run-time. The ethereal sounds are fittingly matched with existentialist lyrics, where the subject of weather there is something bigger than merely life on Earth is homed in on.
To supplement the release of this and further new music, Palace have also confirmed their aforementioned February tour dates, which includes a gig at The Workman's in Dublin on the 23rd. Tickets are on sale now from Ticketmaster and are priced at just €15. The full rundown of dates and venues is set out below, while you can listen to 'Heaven Up There' here:
Palace - Full tour dates:
18.02.19 The Exchange, Bristol
19.02.19 Bodega, Nottingham
20.02.19 Belgrave, Leeds
21.02.19 Mash House, Edinburgh
22.02.19 Band On The Wall, Manchester
23.02.19 Workman’s, Dublin
25.02.19 The Hope, Brighton *SOLD OUT*
26.02.19 Village Underground, London *SOLD OUT*