Artist info

Genre

Indie, Punk, Rock


Sounds like

Eddy Current Suppression Ring, Parquet Courts, The Murlocs


band members

Seamus O'Connell - Vocals Gus George - Guitar, Keys Julian Angelatos - Drums Daniel Heeps - Bass Jack O'Connell - Vocals, Guitar


Influences

Paul Kelly, The Drones, Eddy Current Suppression Ring, Parquet Courts, The Saints, King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard


Bio

Birthed and nurtured in a sweaty loft apartment above a picket fence workshop in Brunswick, Picket Palace crank out razor-sharp punk belters and anxious, rambling reflections with an enthusiasm that is innocent, unpretentious and completely infectious. Urgent, punchy rhythms underpin distinctive, angular guitar lines and lyrics so honest and guileless that you'll feel like the band have set your own half drunken conversations to music.

Taking their name from the sharehouse apartment that brought the band together, Picket Palace consists of lead vocalist Seamus O’Connell, his brother Jack on guitar and vocals, Jack’s housemates Gus George on guitar and Julian Angelatos on drums, and their next-door neighbour Daniel Heeps on Bass.

Their upcoming release, The Footy Record, began almost as a joke, but the raucous, ridiculous energy of those songs yielded a record so brimming with euphoria, nostalgia and childlike rapture that it will seduce lovers of football and music alike. Their live show is an exuberant, exhilarating trip that is somehow both ferociously energetic and sincerely heartwarming; an adorable riot, not to be missed.

Review

Review by Tommy Faith Tommy Faith

27 Jun 2019

Triple J
40

I don't know much about footy but I reckon you've hit this one for six!

I don't know much about footy but I reckon you've hit this one for six!

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

26 Jun 2019

Triple J
45

not since 'buddy's kicking screwies on the scg' has a song spoken so clearly to my two major passions... aussie music and afl footy. this is straight through the big sticks.

not since 'buddy's kicking screwies on the scg' has a song spoken so clearly to my two major passions... aussie music and afl footy. this is straight through the big sticks.