Palace Winter covers Elliott Smith and The Cars

Palace Winter covers Elliott Smith and The Cars

Today's release of "Acting Like Lovers", the latest Palace Winter's album Nowadays, is accompanied by two covers of some of Palace Winter's all time favourite artists; Elliott Smith and The Cars. Listen to the release on your favorite platform here.

Caspar Hesselager explains:

“Elliott is someone who has influenced both me and Carl profoundly, and for me personally (growing up mostly with classical music and jazz) he became the guy that got me into listening to songwriters. We’ve often jammed his songs in the studio for fun and our cover of his song ‘Christian Brothers’ has been a favourite encore of ours on many shows. It’s from his second album ‘Elliott Smith’ which along with the debut album is him at his most lo-fi and raw. It’s almost ‘anti-produced’ but as always you can’t keep those songs from burning right through all of that”

Carl Coleman elaborates on their cover of “Drive” by The Cars:

“This was a song that always followed me around growing up in the 80s and 90s. I'm a sucker for sad pop songs. I've just always been attracted to melancholy stuff and this song has it all. All that drama and mystery plus a beautiful simple melody. Hell, we couldn't help but have a crack at it.”

The new single “Acting Like Lovers” is the second to last song on Nowadays and it has a certain feel of closure to it as it deals with how sharing a traumatic experience can bring people closer. The song puts Palace Winter’s signature songwriting on display; a big and wide production, those catchy synths, graceful chord changes and simple and strong melodies - all backed by a a headstrong rhythm section and wrapped up by a beautiful and cinematic string outro.

Palace Winter embark on a EU/UK-tour in October and tickets are moving fast with Manchester’s Deaf Institute already being sold out:

  • Oct 4 - Odense - Posten, DK
  • Oct 5 - Svendborg - Harders, DK
  • Oct 6 - Copenhagen - Vega, DK
  • Oct 11 - Nygadehuset - Aabenraa, DK
  • Oct 12 - Aarhus - Radar, DK
  • Oct 13 - Aalborg - Studenterhuset, DK
  • Oct 16 - Gothenburg - Oceanen, SE
  • Oct 17 - Stockholm - Obaren, SE
  • Oct 19 - Hamburg - Molotov Skybar, DE
  • Oct 20 - Berlin - Badehaus, DE
  • Oct 21 - Cologne - Studio672, DE
  • Oct 22 - Eindhoven - Dutch Design Week Music, NL
  • Oct 24 - Brighton - Sticky Mike's, UK
  • Oct 25 - Bristol - Thekla, UK
  • Oct 26 - Manchester - Deaf Institute, UK - SOLD OUT
  • Oct 28 - Glasgow - King Tut's, UK
  • Oct 30 - Leeds- Brudenell Community Room, UK
  • Oct, 31 - Nottingham- Bodega, UK
  • Nov 01 - London - Oslo, UK
  • Nov 03 - Rotterdam - Rotown, NL

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