Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

The ShortListen: Palace Winter (no. 208)

Who? Palace Winter

What’s the story? Danish/Australian duo Palace Winter are responsible for one of our favourite songs of the year, in the form of the glorious widescreen-Smiths indie of Menton. We've had it on repeat ever since hearing it, and now the band unveil a video for another track taken from the EP, Medication, on which that song resides. New Ghost is a more laidback track than Menton, but no less atmospheric and haunting. It's more Empire of the Sun than Smiths, but at 1:30, they just can't resist a Johnny Marr-style guitar riff. Let's face it, who can? The nicely shot, black-and-white-with-dark-undertones video complements it perfectly and, once again, that last minute outro could go on forever as far as we're concerned. Excellent stuff.

For fans of: Empire of the Sun, The Smiths, Super Furry Animals

In three words: Atmospheric psych indie

Click here for more ShortListens

Listen to all of them as they become available, on this Spotify Playlist

Related

honne2015.jpg

The ShortListen: Honne (no. 207)

oversands1.jpg

The ShortListen: Over Sands (no. 206)

stormzy1.jpg

The ShortListen: Stormzy (no. 205)

donkeyboy1.jpg

The ShortListen: Donkeyboy (no. 204)

davidbowie1.jpg

The ShortListen: David Bowie (no. 203)

happyhippo1.jpg

The ShortListen: The Happy Hippo Family (no. 202)

schoolofsevenbells2.jpg

The ShortListen: School of Seven Bells (no. 201)

devolution1.jpg

The ShortListen: DEVolution (no. 200)

jeffbuckleyyouandi2.jpg

The ShortListen: Jeff Buckley (no. 199)

More

Loyle Carner on Croydon, being a softie & cooking ragu on date nigh

"People say 'Loyle Carner is a softie', I don't give a shit. Loyle Carner pays the mortgage for his mum."

by Sam Diss
16 Aug 2017

Reading and Leeds Festivals have banned pineapples

It's all thanks to Glass Animals

15 Aug 2017

The 30 greatest hip hop albums ever

You are about to witness the strength of street knowledge...

11 Aug 2017

100 Liam Gallagher quotes that prove he's a comic genius

The wit and wisdom of the legendary rock 'n' roll star

11 Aug 2017

A 3D version of Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' is coming

Director John Landis promises "a rather shocking surprise"

by Gary Ogden
08 Aug 2017

Drake's dad has released his first music video and it's a legit banger

Outta the way son, pappa's coming through

by Gary Ogden
07 Aug 2017

Listen to all the Mercury Prize nominated albums right here

Ed Sheeran's getting some much-needed exposure

by Dave Fawbert
27 Jul 2017

The best album of every year since 2000, according to the critics

Did they get it right?

by Dave Fawbert
25 Jul 2017

Linkin Park post poignant tribute to Chester Bennington

They have also changed their logo

by Dave Fawbert
25 Jul 2017

How Chester Bennington's voice single-handedly won me over to nu-metal

Paying tribute to a world class frontman

by Dave Fawbert
21 Jul 2017