With a glam-goth look, old-school rock ‘n’ roll vibe, fashion-art rockers Palaye Royale are releasing their Boom Boom Room (Side A) album through Sumerian Records this week. They’ve gathered quite the fan-base who are impatiently awaiting the release of the record.
Opener Don’t Feel Quite Right is catchy and has an old-school rock n roll vibe. The album follows the same tone as the opener. Each track has that feeling of an old school vibe with the whisky soaked guitars, coarse vocals and catchy beat that makes you want to dance. Sick Boy Soldier mixes things up with a more downcast and haunting opening, as the song progresses it reminds me of The Kooks‘ indie rock.
A few songs down, we get Ma Cherie featuring guest vocals from Sleeping With Sirens‘ Kellin Quinn complimenting frontman Remington Leith’s range. This track is actually one of the weaker ones on the record, in my opinion it’s not exactly got anything going for it aside from Kellin’s association. Clockwork brings a haunting feel and is one of my favourite tracks on the record. It’s mellow and provides a break from the overall vibe of the album.
While there is not anything wrong with the tracks, it does feel like most of the record follows the same path which can be quite repetitive and boring unless you are a really big fan of the band. I’m sure that with the visual aspect the band bring, they will be much better live but by the time I got to Where Is The Boom, I felt that there wasn’t enough variety for me. There is no denying, however, that Palaye Royale are a superbly talented bunch!