Storm the Palace launches Delicious Monster
Please join us on October 10th for the launch of Delicious Monster, our new album!
We would love for you to come along, chat, listen, and heckle us as we play through the entire album, lie to you about the stories behind all the songs, and have a few (dozen) drinks.
We will be joined by the incomparable Urvanovic, Glasgow-based mega-band who will lull your senses with their dreamily complex keyboard and string arrangements. You won't know how badly you needed that many violins and keyboards until you hear them, and it's capped off by their incredibly on point intertwining vocals. Visit there website here
We are also delighted to have the honour of the one and only Christina Gulick, comedian extraordinaire, MCing this event. Christina was rescued by Sophie and Reuben during the Fringe and rehabilitated for life in London. However, the rehabilitation failed and she keeps coming back to Edinburgh. Playing to their strengths, Sophie and Reuben have tagged her and are using the resultant data in a study of the migration patterns of UK comedians along with having the splendid bonus of her attendance at this event.
We will be partying in The Speakeasy room of The Voodoo Rooms. The address is:
The Voodoo Rooms
19a W Register St
Edinburgh EH2 2AA
Tickets will be £9.00 on the door.
The curious are more than welcome to read a review of the new album from Monolith Cocktail here And an interview with Sophie in German and English here.
Storm the Palace is . . .
Imagine a band that takes the classic indie-folk of Kirsty McColl or The Decemberists, that veers between moments of Sleater Kinney-esque rage and Lynchian atmosphere, then adds the humour, geekiness and muso-complexity of They Might Be Giants. Now imagine that band performing profane songs about puppies and you have Storm the Palace.
Storm the Palace are an Edinburgh-based five piece featuring both home grown and far flung members from places like Madrid and Vermont. The line-up features singer, guitarist and principle song-writer Sophie Dodds; Willa Bews on bass, backing vocals, and apocryphal stories; Reuben Taylor (Meursault, Faith Elliot, James Yorkston) on accordion and other idiosyncratic key-based instruments; Jon Bews (Cantrip, Shooglenifty) on electric violin, backing vocals and a plethora of pedals; and Alberto Bravo (Goodbye Blue Monday) on drums.
Storm the Palace have toured in the UK, Ireland and the US, been played on BBC radio, and featured on blogs around the globe. Their first album Snow, Stars and Public Transport was released in 2017 to a wave of critical praise and was described by Scotland on Sunday as one of the best albums of the year.
Delicious Monster is their second full length album, and is a leap into extroversion and irreverence for the group, pushing the sonic boundaries of their previous work. The band state: If our first album, Snow, Stars and Public Transport was about public space, then this one, broadly speaking, is about domestic space, and how the home can be both the best and worst place in the world. Most of the tracks were written and recorded in the last year, making it a much faster turnaround than the previous album. Delicious Monster's exuberance reflects the influence of the new line-up with Alberto's textured and expressive drumming, Willa's deadpan vocals and sassy basslines, and Jon's mind-blowing violin skills.
The title of the album comes from the Latin word for cheese plant, Monstera Deliciosa. As well as reflecting the theme of domestic horror and the albums pre-occupation with house plants, this also fitted in neatly with the way it was recorded; seven tracks were recorded in the studio with full band and drums, and four in Sophie and Reuben's flat with an acoustic line-up. This gives the album an unhinged feel as it lurches from monster tracks to delicious ones, and from the band's angriest moments to date to their most sublime and melodic. In an industry flooded with easily-taggable genres, these extremes may reduce the marketability of the album, but for Storm the Palace they represent an honest, fun and cathartic record.
"Taking its cues from modern classical, left field folk, and stubborn indie songcraft, Storm The Palace vault over genre barriers without looking back." Clash Music
"Compellingly memorable songs, both challenging and inviting" Folk Radio
"Magnificent" Vic Galloway, BBC Radio Scotland
The Voodoo Rooms (Speakeasy) (View)
19a West Register Street
Edinburgh EH2 2AA
|Minimum Age: 18|
|Kid Friendly: No|
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