2024 is shaping up to be an exciting year for Palace fans, with the announcement of their brand new, deeply personal, fourth studio album Ultrasound and an exclusive one-off show in London’s EartH where they will perform the album in full.
The record’s production sees the band reunited with Adam Jaffrey, 8 years after working together on their debut album, and arrives off the back of ‘Part I – When Everything Was Lost’ and ‘Part II – Nightmares & Ice Cream’, the band’s 2023 companion EPs.
While writing the first batch of songs for the album, frontman Leo Wyndham’s partner suffered a late miscarriage. Ultrasound naturally became an open diary of a year-long struggle from devastation to deliverance. “It was incredibly hard to comprehend what had happened, how to deal with it and how to move forward,” Leo says. “The album is the journey of that experience – starting with a loss, then a period of processing, and then finally acceptance, release and growth. And being in awe of women within that. Their dignity, strength and courage in how they can deal with these things that feel beyond a man.”
‘Bleach’, the first single from Ultrasound, was released earlier this month and is showing a promising direction for what is yet to be released.