Track: Palace Winter – ‘Won’t Be Long’: intelligent synthpop duo trail their third LP; tour dates

Palace Winter, photographed by Dennis Morton

PALACE WINTER, the Australian-Danish duo comprised of lead singer and guitarist Carl Coleman and classically trained pianist and producer Caspar Hesselager, are leading up to their upcoming third long player of intelligent pop with the single “Won’t Be Long”, which you can hear below.

“I’m staring into the mirror, hoping she might appear, feels like I’ve been here for years … you’ve gotta be strong,” laments Carl in some horrid waking dream, as pure-pop synths swing on a three-note chime and big rawk guitars crunch and riff. 

It’s a big powerful song with a sadness in the lyrics; what was the inspiration there? 

Carl received a shock last year when a loved one fell gravely ill. In the song this precipitous turn of events is manifested by a female ghost, who appears unexpectedly to remind him that it won’t be long until things get better … or worse. 

It follows up the first single they revealed from October’s  … Keep Dreaming, Buddy,  “Top of the Hill (feat. Lowly)”, in setting out a stall of intelligent synthpop (ISM, anyone?) with big, uplifting melodicism and a darker, searching lyrical bent.

 “Musically, it’s one of the most flamboyant and sassy songs on the album, I reckon,” says Carl.

…Keep Dreaming, Buddy, out on October 23rd on Tambourhinoceros, features guest vocal turns from Grandaddy’s Jason Lytle, and Soffie Viemose of Lowly.

The band have also announced a string of live dates across Europe for next spring. The dates are as follows:

March 6, 2021, Studenterhus, Odense (tickets);

March 10, Gimle, Roskilde (tickets);

March 11, VEGA, Copenhagen (tickets);

March 12, Radar, Aarhus, (tickets);

March 13, Spillestedet Harders, Harders (tickets);

March 14, Nochtwache, Hamburg;

March 16, Lafayette, London (tickets);

March 17, Gorilla, Manchester (tickets);

March 19, Wardrobe, Leeds (tickets);

March 20, King Tuts, Glasgow (tickets);

March 22, Thekla, Bristol (tickets);

March 23, Patterns, Brighton  (tickets);

March 26, Paradiso, Amsterdam;

March 29, Privatclub, Berlin, and

March 30, Blue Shell, Cologne.

Palace Winters’ …Keep Dreaming, Buddy will be released by Tambourhinoceros on October 23rd on digital, CD, trad black and limited white vinyl. Place your order here

You can also keep up with the duo over at their website, on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Soundcloud and Bandcamp.

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