Palaye Royale “The Bastards” album review


Palaye Royales shows us an utopian world inside their third album “The Bastards”

This is Palaye Royale’s third studio album which addresses many subjects including mental and physical abuse especially on the track,’Lonely’ which has already been released as a single. Palaye Royals frontman Remington Leith explains that these were things ‘he endured as a child and the message is if he can get through them so can you’.

The concept behind this record is a utopian world created by the band. Speaking on this world he created with his brothers Emerson Barratt explains, ’It takes place around the island of Obsidian in the year 1888. In short it’s a place that started of with good intentions but sadly becomes fuelled by political power and evil. Remind you of somewhere? A full on rock and roll assault of an album and one that will appeal to many rock fans worldwide.

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.

Pre-orders for THE BASTARDS are available now from with a huge variety of special pre-order items including a nail polish set limited to 1,500 sets, limited edition gas masks limited to 250 pieces, a limited edition The Bastards leather jacket and limited edition mugs limited to 250 as well as a varitey of t-shirt designs, long-sleeve t-shirts, sweatshirts and a hoody.

PALAYE ROYALE are leading a generation in togetherness through honesty, danger and infectious art-punk. They have clocked up over 40 million total streams on Spotify, over 43 million views on YouTube and have a combined social media following of over 1 million fans. 

Their album ‘Boom Boom Room Side B’ was released in September 2018 via Sumerian records and saw an impressive first week on the Billboard charts, debuting at #17 on the Top Albums Chart, #3 Top Alternative and #6 Top Rock. The lead single from the album, “You’ll Be Fine” hit #23 at rock radio and to date has had 10.5 million streams on Spotify.

PALAYE ROYALE have gone from playing any show they could whilst sleeping in their car to playing mega-arena shows with names as iconic as Marilyn Manson, Rob Zombie and Stone Sour, clocking up an incredible 700 shows in 4 years. That, plus appearances at festivals such as Reading and Leeds, Download, Sonic Temple, Isle of White, PinkPop and Nova Rock, has seen PALAYE ROYALE hone their live set into something visually and sonically stunning.

Tim Keppie


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