Palaye Royale first popped on our radar a little over a year ago and we have been secretly intrigued by them ever since, waiting for the right moment to immerse into the artistically rich world they created. They classify themselves as fashion art-rock, and they could not fit into a better category. Raw and energetic rock and roll paired with an eclectic, steam punk and bohemian inspired aesthetics, they are set to take on the world.
The attitude is certainly there to do so: crossing the pond for the first time ever, Remington Leith, Sebastian Danzig and Emerson Barrett (plus two live members, one of which is definitely the doppelganger of Billy from Stranger Things..no kidding) braced the eager London crowd as the headliner and only performer of a tiny sold out gig last night. Simply because, they don’t need support to play a show.
Performing the most energetic songs off last year’s release Boom Boom Room, the set was a pleasant introduction to the band as entertainers – despite it being a short one. A not even recorded song also gave a glimpse into what’s to come in the future. One thing we were not prepared for was turning into emo trash over the cover of “Teenagers” by My Chemical Romance. It gave an extra push to an otherwise great show that, from the band’s side, also included lots of interaction with the crowd and climbing over venue equipment. The performance ended with an encore to personal favourite, “Warhol” which only made us crave even more.