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

31 Mar 2020

Triple J
40

Maybe the most fun you can have while indefinitely confined to your room for the foreseeable future. Legitimately though, this is a blast!

Maybe the most fun you can have while indefinitely confined to your room for the foreseeable future. Legitimately though, this is a blast!

Review

Review by Celline Narinli Celline Narinli

31 Mar 2020

Triple J
40

But this song is SO MUCH FUN? Unintentional fun.

But this song is SO MUCH FUN? Unintentional fun.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

27 Mar 2020

Triple J
40

Like Bad//Dreems at the beach. It's a friggin' riot.

Like Bad//Dreems at the beach. It's a friggin' riot.