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Palace Thursday 18th July at Banquet Records, 6:00pm To celebrate the release of their new album, Palace return to Kingston to play in the shop. Life After follows on from the band's excellent 2016 debut So Long Forever, and adds an extra layer onto their stunning reverb driven, atmospheric indie-rock. Fans of The Maccabees, Radiohead, The National and Foals should check this band out. With their sublime second album, Palace have pulled off a rare pop trick. Songs steeped in darkness emerge in to light, from bleak situations spring fresh starts. Bathed in the band’s atmospheric alt-rock, the future feels brighter and more optimistic In-store Grade B. Priority will be given to anyone who orders a copy of Life After from us. Tickets are for collection from the shop on the day of the in-store, please bring your order number with you. Albums will be posted unless you select 'Collect in shop' when checking out. CD | LP
Idlewild Sunday 25th August at Banquet Records, 1:30pm With their new full length album out now, Idlewild play an acoustic set in the shop in August. Following on from 2015's Everything Ever Written, the wonderful Scottish rockers bring their eighth full length Interview Music. “A lot of the songs are about dreams and dreaming and the thoughts and ideas that come from this state,” says Woomble. I live in the Scottish Highlands, and between there and California you’ve got two locations that can put you in a dream like state - driving down Sunset Boulevard as the sun sets or driving over the remote Ardnamurchan peninsula as the sun rises. The world seems unreal, magical. You’re dreaming through a landscape.” In-store Grade A. Priority will be given to anyone who orders a copy of Interview Music from us. Tickets are for collection in the shop on the day of the in-store, please bring your order number with you. Albums will be posted unless you select 'Collect in shop' when checking out. CD | LP