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Palace Winter are from Copenhagen, Denmark, What they say? Dissonance is exactly what comes to mind when imagining the synthesizer pioneers breaking out in Townes van Zandt tunes, but for Palace Winter — perennial experts in genre alchemy — prove us wrong again. Instead, ‘The Deeper End (feat. Jason Lytle)’ has the same driving-through-the-desert-on-a-sunny-day feeling as many country-folk classics, despite the unusual juxtaposition.

“Think Kraftwerk playing a classic country song” says Carl Coleman (one half of Palace Winter alongside Casper Hesselager)

Why we love it? ‘The Deeper End’ is about a bad trip Carl Coleman experienced at some strange house party he went to with his sister but with its central refrain of “But you didn’t think that anyone could take it all away, And you didn’t think that you’d become the one you are today” he could equally be reflecting upon the current zeitgeist. Apparently this is the sound of throttled anxiety, skeletons in the closet, and psychedelic reckoning with cognitive dissonance for Palace Winter’s lead singer.

Palace Winter — perennial experts in genre alchemy — prove us wrong again. Instead, “The Deeper End (feat. Jason Lytle)” has the same driving-through-the-desert-on-a-sunny-day feeling as many country-folk classics, despite the unusual juxtaposition. Contributing a verse of his acclaimed vocals is Grandaddy’s Jason Lytle, perhaps playing the voice of reason to Coleman’s stark mycelial realizations. “There’s nothing more than this, I hate to let you know” he sings, continuing with more harsh truths and trippy pieces of advice. “Another you is waiting at the deeper end.”

The Deeper End’ is propelled along some dusty country road by the energy of Casper Hesselager’s church organ synth theme and the song’s gathering sense of dread is only leavened by the optimism afforded by Grandaddy’s lead singer Jason Lytle’s vocal interjection. ‘The Deeper End’ captures shadows and light to perfection.


The Danish/Australian duo Palace Winter share new single for “The Deeper End” ft. Jason Lytle. New album ‘… Keep Dreaming Buddy’ on 23rd October on Tambourhinoceros.

PALACE WINTER live at The Bodega poster image

In October 2015 Australian singer-songwriter Carl Coleman and Danish producer and pianist Caspar Hesselager released their debut EP Medication via Copenhagen-based label Tambourhinoceros (Rangleklods, Cancer, CTM). Waiting for the World to Turn (June 3rd 2016) was Palace Winter’s debut album.

The attention around Palace Winter has been evolving nicely since the debut EP in October 2015. Especially in the UK where the single “Soft Machine” was listed on BBC Radio 6 Music for 5 weeks and large media such as The Guardian and The Line of Best Fit have been fans from the get go.

When starting out the duo sent their own bits and pieces back and forth to find their own sound. A sound where the organic songwriting and guitar-strumming of Carl merges with Caspar’s skills as a producer and classically-trained pianist turned electro. The duo compliments each other very well; Carl is somewhat traditional in his songwriting and Caspar contributes with a more abstract approach resulting in the atmospheric, cinematic vibe of Palace Winter.

As a live band Palace Winter feeds of the energy of the audience when they bring their self proclaimed atmospheric krautrock to the stage. It can often be a hypnotic experience with the band’s wall of sound from the guitars and synth creating an intense vibe throughout the show. During the spring Palace Winter have been touring regularly building up to the album release including The Great Escape, Dot to Dot Festival and a headline show at London’s Shacklewell Arms. This summer they’ll be playing key festivals

“Take Shelter” is the lead single from Palace Winter’s forthcoming album “Nowadays”, released May 4th, 2018

Palace Winter are Copenhagen-based Australian Carl Coleman and Dane Caspar Hesselager.
Having played in bands separately for years, a mutual respect for each other’s styles encouraged them to start writing together. Carl coming from a song-writing background. Caspar, a producer and classically trained pianist. Both, however, appreciate a strong melody, which is evident throughout the atmospheric dark-pop they create.

Their debut single was released in 2015, followed by an EP and in the summer of 2016, their debut album, “Waiting for the World to Turn” arrived. All released via Copenhagen-based label Tambourhinoceros.
The support that followed was widespread. Number 1 on Hype Machine and overwhelming reviews from heavy hitters like The Guardian, NME and Line of Best Fit. Radio support came from Guy Garvey, Lauren Laverne and Tom Ravenscroft at BBC 6 Music, KCRW, KEXP, Norway’s P3 and Denmark’s P6.

The band have successfully brought their cinematic psych-pop to the stage. With an increasing number of sold out live shows under their belts, fans have not been left disappointed by their hypnotic and mind-blowing live sets.
Having already supported Noel Gallagher and played Guy Garvey’s Meltdown, Roskilde, Green Man, Sziget in Budapest, Latitude and Secret Garden Party, amongst many others, Palace Winter are well placed to blow the roof off 2018.


Palace Winter are
Carl Coleman & Caspar Hesselager.
Live Team adds:
Jacob Haubjerg – Guitar
Jens Bach – Drums

“Empire” is taken from the album Nowadays, out on May 4, 2018

PALACE WINTER – ” Menton “

Posted: September 9, 2015 in MUSIC
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This is the second single from the EP “Medication” (out on Oct 2nd, 2015). Produced by Palace Winter
Mixed and mastered by Caspar Hesselager, Palace Winter is Caspar Hesselager and Carl Coleman.
The collaboration was born while sharing a tour bus together for six weeks around Denmark in the Winter/Spring of 2013. Carl was opening for The Rumour Said Fire in which Caspar was playing synths.
They bonded over a shared enthusiasm for anything from Elliott Smith to Seinfeld, Here We Go Magic to Cornettos, Bill Hader to instant coffee and knew it had to result in making music together.

They entered the studio in March 2014 with a goal to fuse each others sounds;
Caspar’s synth-pop playfulness and wide-screen production vs Carl’s atmospheric vocals & traditional singer-songwriter background.

All sounds made & produced by Palace Winter.
Drums – Christian Rindorf