South Coast quartet Sad Palace are releasing their new single via Kissability tomorrow (1st September), and we’ve got the first play a day early.
‘Frostbeat’ is true to its title, a glacial drift through indie-pop that scales back some of the band’s bop, preferring a dream-like state. That’s only until a positively huge, swaggering guitar riff slams down the door at the track’s finale, complete with sunglasses and a leather jacket. It’s a brilliant switch-up, and opens many a door for the band.
Talking about ‘Frostbeat’ in a press release, the band say: “Frostbeat was written in the spirit of loneliness that I think everyone experiences at some point. When the desire for intimacy with someone shapes the way you look at people around you, you start to overthink every interaction as if an encounter with a stranger could lead to something deeply meaningful, in a way that satisfies your desire. Kind of selfish in a way…”
Emerging from the ashes of other promising South Coast outfits, Sad Palace are starting to look like the real deal, and ‘Frostbeat’ is their most intriguing cut yet.
The track is out tomorrow (1st September). Listen below.