On the Horizon: Illusions of Grandeur, Palace.

On the Horizon: Illusions of Grandeur, Palace.

Brit four-piece Palace may hail from smoggy ol’ London, though that’s not to say that they’ve neglected to derive inspiration from all manner of woollen, latter-day Americana. The buoyant, momentarily mathy Ocean Deep however also parts the way for hyperbolic affirmations of the troupe being about the closest we’ve come to our very own Dirty Projectors, as it swings high off an acrobatic vocal redolent of Hayden Thorpe, Gwilym Gold and Yannis Philippakis all at once.

Though more impressive still are the squiggly guitar lines and bristly Nathan Willett-like intonations of I Want What You Got – an epiphanic slive of splendour that’s this time as M. Ward-ian as it is roaring as an open fire smouldering away gleefully somewhere or other in a home county. Already admirable as most Berkshire piles…

Palace’s Bandcamp.

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