Release Official Music Video For
From Critically Acclaimed New Album
“Ambitiously over-reaching from start to finish, The Bastards is the sound of a band relentlessly pushing themselves creatively to broaden their artistic identity.”
- Louder Sound
"The Bastards is freaking off the chain! It is perfection musically, lyrically, and theatrically. It will punch you in the gut, squeeze your heart and give your ears a forty-minute orgasm. Do yourself a favor and get The Bastards."
- New Noise 5/5*
"Emotional and striking, The Bastards is guaranteed to be their biggest release to date!"
- Cryptic Rock 5/5*
"From front to back, ‘The Bastards’ is awash with the glory of a utopia and the gutters of real life. It’s truly a journey, one you should embark on straight away"
- Into The Pit 5/5*
"It is a triumph of epic proportions, expertly crafted, it is wonderfully rich, dark and beautiful with a delicious bite!"
- Independent Voice 5/5*
Thursday, June 26th, 2020 -PALAYE ROYALE, have today released the post apocalyptic, Mad-Max-esque music video for Anxietytaken from their new album, The Bastards (out now on Sumerian Records). The video was shot in the Nevada desert and picks up where their previous music video for Lonelyleft off. The track showcases the heavier end of the new PALAYE ROYALE sound found on their latest release. Watch the awesome new video, co-directed by Palaye Royale frontman, Remington Leith, by clicking here
The Bastards had an incredibly successful first week when it released back in May, hitting #1 on both the Alternative Albums and Rock Albums Charts, #4 on Independent albums and #12 on the Top 200 Alternative Chart.
Musically, the album is an enormous step-up for the band. It is, in turn, dark, lush, angry, vulnerable, caustic and warm. From the grandiose Bond-theme-esque 'Tonight Is The Night I Die', to the darkly jarring 'Anxiety', from the quietly heartbreaking refrain of 'Lonely' and the massive fuzzed up, distorted guitars of 'Nightmares (Coming Down)', THE BASTARDS demonstrates just how far the band have expanded their writing and musical dexterity, rounding out their already accomplished arson with flourishes of electronics, metal beat-downs, drum n bass beats and haunting string arrangements. There are singles on the album, luminous highlights, but it’s also a piece of work that works beautifully when listened to as a whole.
Lyrically, the album addresses a number of important issues, prevalent to today's youth - struggles with mental health, the gun violence epidemic, substance use as a means to escape a difficult reality and parental abandonment all play a part in the album's rich lyrical tapestry. Speaking on the band's refreshingly honest and open approach to writing on the new album, Remington adds
“We need a little honesty and a little truth. The world is getting so tainted by everyone trying to be so fucking perfect and so goddamn PG and trying to walk this line of not trying to offend anyone. People need to be themselves, just for 20 minutes at least.”
In short, THE BASTARDS is an album that demands your attention.The world needs PALAYE ROYALE right now and PALAYE ROYALE have delivered in spades.