Always aiming for the best of both worlds, the Gosport-based four-piece – comprised of Louis Pinder (vocals, guitar & keys), Dan Kirk (guitar, keys & trumpet), Matthew Cooke (drums), and Owen Ballantyne (bass guitar) – combines eccentric pop grooves, imposing riffs and whatever else they can get their hands on to produce complex, psych-laced pop songs, with a laid back and all-around rock attitude.
The second offering from the EP, ‘Doom Jacuzzi,’ is a breezy, but moody jangle-pop song with juxtaposing upbeat twists. Speaking about the lyrics, Louis explains,
“The lyrics were born from the frustration of failing to communicate with people, of being overloaded with information, and a feeling that you can’t keep up with the sheer amount of things happening around you.”
Sad Palace has come a long way since their first single release, ‘Rainbow Melt,’ just two years ago, capturing on-going backing from tastemakers including DIY, Indie Shuffle, Breaking More Waves, The Line of Best Fit, The 405 and Clash along the way, as well as support on Kitsune Hot Stream’s playlists on Spotify and YouTube, and backing from BBC Introducing and Amazing Radio.
Taken from tracks written across a period of two years and recorded in four days at Press Play Studio, influencers of the five-track EP include artists such as Peace, American Football, The War On Drugs, Ratatat, and Late of the Pier, and follows a string of singles released by Kissability and Kitsuné.