Palace announced to play The Harley in April

The London indie four-piece will play The Harley on 5th April 2017

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Tickets on sale Friday 2nd December 9am: https://www.gigantic.com/palace-the-harley-2017-04-05-19-00

Debut album ‘So Long Forever’ is out now. Listen: https://youtu.be/ega15Icutl0

They sing of escapism, death and diving headfirst into relationships they know will destroy them. They make sumptuous, soulful rock music in a dour ex-munitions factory. They’re the fatalistic sound of the future. You are cordially invited to Palace, this generation’s most moving evolution in alt-rock.

From a dank art warehouse in Tottenham to the world’s most revered stages comes a band that merge the modernist guitar intricacies of Foals and Maccabees with the evocative depths of Nick Drake, Neil Young and John Fahey, Peter Green’s roots blues and the esoteric experiments of King Krule and Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. What emerges on their debut album So Long Forever is an atmospheric swirl of sound and melody that shifts from gargantuan future stadium rock to lovelorn torch song like a storm at sea. “We wanted it to be really diverse,” says drummer Matt Hodges, “lots of ups and downs, massive epic moments then dropping down to intimate moments. I really think we’ve nailed it.”

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Estrons announced for February 2017 at the Harley

Rising Welsh alt. rock band Estrons announce February 2017 tour following the release of their debut EP She’s Here Now.

In the short time the band have been performing, Estrons have achieved an immense amount off their own back. The band feature in The Guardian’s “Future 50 Artists of 2017” as well as DIY Magazine’s “Class of 2017”. In 2016 the toured alongside the likes of Slaves and Dilly Dally, played dates at major festivals including Latitude and SXSW, racked up hundreds of thousands of Spotify streams and received incredible support at radio with ‘I’m Not Your Girl’, with repeated plays from the likes of Huw Stephens, Phil Taggart and Annie Mac at BBC Radio 1, as well reaching the playlists of Beats 1 and Radio X.

Known for their fiery live shows, Estrons music is as melodic as it is hard-hitting, with each track containing cutting lyrical observations from singer Talisyn Källström. Honest and forthright, Tali’s lyrics are served with bite and a knowing, sardonic humor, while their blend of razor sharp post-punk with high-octane alt. rock has seen them earn plaudits from the likes Noisey, NME, So Young and DIY.

Tickets are on sale on Friday 25th November at 10:00 am.

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Los Campesinos! announce tour, visiting Queens in April

Very happy to announce Los Campesinos! will be touring their new album in April, visiting Queens Social Club on their way.

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We, the band Los Campesinos!, today announce our new album Sick Scenes, to be released worldwide via Wichita Recordings on 24th February 2017. It is our great pleasure that to celebrate the release of our sixth album whilst also undertaking tours of UK and North America, including our first West Coast shows in over five years.

We recorded the album, co-produced by long-time collaborator John Goodmanson and band member Tom Bromley, during Euro 2016 in Fridao, Portugal. The album exists as an expression of the pent-up aggression we felt due to being inactive for so long, but it’s also a celebration of just getting to be a band, of getting to play music with our friends. Thematically the record is concerned with fumbling for personal relevance while trying to be a better person. Repressing anxiety and attempting to function while constantly maintaining the perfect two beer buzz. It is set upon a backdrop of non-league football, prescribed medication and crumbling home towns. These truly are the Sickest Scenes

On the writing of the follow up to the band’s 2013 album NO BLUES, lead guitarist Tom said: “This was the longest the band had gone without releasing any music. That was for a whole bunch of reasons, but I also deliberately tried to resist putting ideas together for as long as possible so I could feel excited about writing again. I was touring with Perfume Genius in 2015 and I think a combination of long van rides listening to music with too much time to (over)think, as well as getting to play guitar on PG’s beautiful and weird, affecting songs every night got me all excited about working on song ideas again. So halfway through the tour we had a fortnight off in Seattle where i put together all the ideas I’d been collecting and started the process of a new album”.

The first song lifted from the album is entitled I BROKE UP IN AMARANTE. it’s emergence explained thus

Tom: “In March 2016 I went to Melbourne to produce a record for a band called Ceres. We went super deep on the details and textures for their album, but it was the songs themselves that left me with a hunger to do something with a similar energy. I’d had the chorus sitting around for years, but it was only when I had the idea to use it as a major-key payoff to a minor verse that it made sense, and played over a loop of a distorted bowed saw, it all came together really quickly”.

Gareth: “The song’s about battling with bad mental health, trying to comfort and reason with yourself over something you can’t control. Specifically it’s about how my main coping mechanism was to keep myself constantly drunk in the blistering heat of Amarante while being failed by a largely terrible international football tournament”.

The album is available to pre-order now from www.loscampesinos.com.

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Tickets Friday 11th November - harleylive.co.uk

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Amber Arcades just announced for January!

We’re so happy to announce Amber Arcades at the Harley 19/01.

Amber Arcades is the moniker of Dutch musician Annelotte de Graaf. Having written and recorded songs in a solo setting for some time, she flew out to New York in 2015 and teamed up with producer Ben Greenberg to record her debut album. The album sees de Graaf exploring a new set of influences, presenting floating pop melodies over mantric guitar lines and was released in June 2016.

The swirling, steely songs on the debut are inspired by “time, continuity, coincidence and magic”, as well as early-morning jetlag (on ‘Turning Light’) and an artist’s plans for a utopian city (‘Constant’s Dream’). That may all sound pretty dreamy, and these songs do have wonderful ethereal qualities, but De Graaf’s dreams are not the whimsical kind. De Graaf’s dreams have led to her working as a legal aide on UN war crime tribunals, to inviting skint strangers to share her Utrecht squat, and to spending her life savings on a flight to New York because that’s where she wanted to record her first album.

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Las Kellies touch down in 5 days!

You might not associate Buenos Aires with a post punk scene but Argentina’s Las Kellies have managed to capture all the best parts of new wave on their latest album ‘Friends & Lovers’.  Formed in 2005 with borrowed  equipment and a DIY attitude Las Kellies original sound has spread around the world. The band have been known to sing in Spanish, English, German, Japanese, Portuguese, Catalan and French spending several years ensuring their prominece in the Argentinian music scene. Their catchy mix of grunge, dub and post punk has earned  them 8/10 in NME and 4/5 in BUZZ .

The Argentinian trio draw their influences from both sides of the atlantic but have managed to create their own new wave sound.  Coming to the Harley 14/11 Las Kellies are definitely not one to miss!

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