Palace Winter announce their forthcoming new album Nowadays which is set for release on May 4 via Tambourhinoceros (Efterklang, IRAH, August Rosenbaum). Today the band reveals the LP’s first single “Take Shelter“.
A big, crisp and sonically beautiful piano line introduces “Take Shelter” and adds a new element to the emotive and cinematic signature sound of the Australian/Danish duo. The track is a death ballad about grief, confronting death and the shelters we build for ourselves as a way of coping with loss. Palace Winter‘s Carl Coleman on “Take Shelter”:
“It started with that beat and Caspar’s piano riff which felt kinda urban and like a place we hadn’t really explored yet. Then that droney vocal melody just kinda popped straight into my head. I felt the urgency immediately and knew it was a keeper. Some songs are like pulling teeth but this one was like a light-bulb moment.”
Palace Winter are Copenhagen-based Australian Carl Coleman and Dane Caspar Hesselager. Nowadays is the follow-up to the duo’s 2016 debut Waiting For The World To Turn. That album gained the band a dedicated fanbase around the world.
Like its predecessor, Nowadays was engineered, recorded, mixed and mastered by Hesselager.
Palace Winter will support the upcoming album with tours throughout the world. They kick off 2017 with select European dates:
March 17 – Amsterdam, Paradiso – Holland (Ticket link)
March 18 – Brussels, AB Club – Belgium (Ticket link)
March 19 – Reading, Purple Turtle – United Kingdom (Ticket link)
March 20 – London, Sebright Arms – United Kingdom (Ticket link)
March 21 – Manchester, Gullivers – United Kingdom (Ticket link)
May 18 – Copenhagen, Pumpehuset – Denmark (Ticket link)