Heavy Pop presents:
Palace Winter + Kill Committee + Zoofan
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Heavy Pop presents...
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“A band to listen out for” Lauren Laverne, BBC 6 Music
“This is fast, urgent, plangent, with murmuring vocals and a hazy shade of wintry melancholia” The Guardian
PALACE WINTER are Copenhagen-based Australian Carl Coleman & Dane Caspar Hesselager.
Having played in bands separately for years, a mutual respect for each other’s styles encouraged them to start writing together. Carl coming from a song-writing background. Caspar, a producer and classically trained pianist. Both, however, appreciate a strong melody, which is evident throughout the atmospheric dark-pop they create.
Their debut single was released in 2015, followed by an EP and in the summer of 2016, their debut album, “Waiting for the World to Turn” had arrived. All released via Copenhagen-based label Tambourhinoceros.
The support that followed was wide spread. Number 1 on Hype Machine and overwhelming reviews from heavy hitters like The Guardian, NME and The Line of Best Fit. Radio support came from Guy Garvey, Lauren Laverne and Tom Ravenscroft at BBC 6 Music, KCRW, KEXP, Norway’s P3 and Denmark’s P6.
The band have successfully brought their cinematic psych-pop to the stage. With an increasing number of sold out live shows under their belts, fans have not been left disappointed by their hypnotic and mind-blowing live sets.
Having already supported Noel Gallagher and played Guy Garvey’s Meltdown, Roskilde, Green Man, Sziget in Budapest, Latitude and Secret Garden Party, amongst many others, Palace Winter are well placed to blow the roof off 2018.
With support from Reading's own Kill Committee + London brooders Zoofan
A few months back Palace Winter uploaded two tracks to their Soundcloud, from there things quickly caught on. Numerous blogs have since featured the first two tracks from Palace Winter and now, a year after the band formed and with just a handful of shows played, Palace Winter has signed to Copenhagen-based label Tambourhinoceros (Rangleklods, Cancer, Chorus Grant, CTM etc.). In March 2014 Australian singer-songwriter Carl Coleman and Danish producer and pianist Caspar Hesselager started recording and experimenting together. By sending each other their own bits and pieces and songs from other bands as inspiration they found their own sound where the organic songwriting and guitar-strumming of Carl merges with Caspar’s skills as a producer and classically-trained pianist turned electro. Caspar elaborates on how the two work together: “one of the reasons working with Carl is great, is that his background is totally different from mine, yet we still seem to end up musically in a place where we really enjoy being. I studied classical piano, played a lot of jazz and ended up doing a lot of electronic music and pop as well, but Carl's playing and singer-songwriter background is sort of a missing piece in all that, something I never dived into myself apart from listening to it. We both like a lot of the same music, and I think we just compliment each other well.” The name Palace Winter comes from an old hotel (Winter Palace) in Menton in the south of France (also a name of a song on the EP) where Carl stayed in the summer of 2014. Caspar switched the words, and the duo thought it sounded like a person's name. “Like a strange character from a Wes Anderson movie” says Casper. Palace Winter’s debut EP will be out worldwide later in 2015. The lead single can be streamed via the band’s SoundCloud now and will officially be released digitally alongside a music video on June 16, 2015.