Label: Fiction Just three years after releasing their debut album So Long Forever, London dwellers Palace have returned with their latest offering Life After. Exploring themes of loss and separation, all with the maturity that initially surprised us on the debut. Over the past few years, Palace have earned their stripes in the world of melancholic indie-rock – gradually playing larger venues, and being slowly pushed up festival line-ups onto bigger and better stages. When artists say that fame and fortune is just a bonus for doing what they love, it’s sometimes a message hard to take at face value, but Palace are far from the cliché. This album truly captures the essence of family and personality, and they are so damn likeable. Palace have once again put their hearts and minds out there with this record, and it will no doubt be well received by long-standing fans and new members of the Palace family. If you are a stranger to Palace, Life After is the outstretched arm to bring you in.