South-Coast four-piece Sad Palace unveil the visuals to latest single icy-pop single Melody Crux
“Sad Palace create glacial pop” DIY —
“strong and expansive” The 405 –
“Sparkling with potential” Clash –
“confidence in creativity” DORK
South Coast quartet Sad Palace unveil the video to latest single, Melody Crux, released earlier this month via Kissability. Basic shapes and bold colours offer a sleek insight into Sad Palaces vision, cold artistic precision matching the groups acclaimed glacial sound.
Brimful of grooving attitude, the single is a continuation of the icy pop Sad Palace have already made their name with, just three sharp releases into their career. Fizzing organs and piercing alt.rock guitars sit atop jazzy breaks, delivered seamlessly by the rhythm section, whilst imperious vocals deliver commanding hooks, breaking at times into infectious falsetto.
If the track is channelling late night vibes, then here’s why: ‘Most of the lyrics were written on a night out, sometimes you go out partying for the night when you really shouldn’t. It’s a weird feeling, being out dancing and drinking, and then realising you’re just not in the mood.The music stays really upbeat as the words slowly deteriorate with the night, because the night doesn’t care about your feelings, it goes on anyway.’
Sad Palace’s previous single Frostbeat was released on limited edition tape as part of International Cassette Store Day earlier this year, a move echoing their sonic combination of retro and contemporary influences.
With online acclaim building, invites to perform at the exclusive Sofar Sounds sessions and another glacial diamon under their belt, Sad Palace look set to break beyond their small town constraints, possessing the creativity and ambition to level-up to national indie stalwarts.