The blues is one of the most distinctive, instantly recognisable forms of music around.
Yet this can often make it difficult to musicians to truly impact their own personality, their own beliefs over its legacy. Slowing down the tempo to a codeine funk, London newcomers Palace have their own defiant take on the blues.
Stumbling as if caught in syrup, the group have a spectral, sparse sound. It's darkly beautiful, with twilight seeming to break through every note.
Palace have completed work on their debut EP 'Lost In The Night', which is out October 20th on Beatnik Creative. Lead track 'Veins' will be available to for digital download on August 4th, and it's a low key delight.
The blues structure is in there - from the deft triples on the drums to the slide guitar solo - but the group utilise this to craft something new, something strange and unerring.
Packed with atmosphere, you can listen to 'Veins' below.
Palace are set to play the following shows:
12 Leefest Festival
27 Secret Garden Party