PALAYE ROYALE Release Animated Video For Brand New Single Little Bastards >> WATCH HERE!
New Album “The Bastards” Released on May 29th via Sumerian Records. Pre-Orders Available Now From PalayeRoyale.com
Adrenaline-fueled, Rock n’ roll circus and recent JUNO nominees, PALAYE ROYALE, have released an animated video for their brand new single, Little Bastards the opening track of their highly anticipated new album THE BASTARDS – releasing May 29th on Sumerian Records. You can watch the animated video HERE and below and you can pre-order THE BASTARDS along with special edition merch bundles over at PalayeRoyale.com
The storyboard for the new animated video for Little Bastards is based on the band’s upcoming graphic novel that has been written and drawn by drummer Emerson Barrett and XO Billie. It reflects this time of isolation and shows the bands’ innate ability to deliver enormous creativity, even during times of isolation and great challenge.
Speaking on the new song and video, guitarist Sebastian Danzig says “Little Bastards is the opening track from our third album, The Bastards. Musically we show the direction of the album all in a single track. The vulnerability, the truth and the aggression all wrapped together in a three and a half minute track which will set the listener up for what is too come for the next 14 tracks and what corners we will touch.
Lyrically it trails from our latest release “Lonely” but displaying the frustration and anger towards individuals that are meant to be friends.
Visually we wanted to display our current state which is complete isolation from the world; trapped inside a house but yet the toxic society has found its way inside. We have to “band” together to keep our circle of trust and honesty tight.”
PALAYE ROYALE have been teasing their 3rd studio album, THE BASTARDS since last year. Surrounded by a utopian world created by the band, THE BASTARDS is set in a place that is a reflection of their own lives, but in a mythological sense.
“It takes place around the island of Obsidian and it’s set in 1888. In short, it’s a world that started off with intentions where the island encouraged free thinkers and artists to exist and, as everything does in life, eventually it becomes this political power and evil toxicity that comes with everything. To remain a true individual in the society, you must wear a gas mask.”Musically, the album is an enormous step-up for the band. It is, in turn, dark, lush, angry, vulnerable, caustic and warm. From the grandiose Bond-theme-esque ‘Tonight Is The Night I Die’, to the darkly jarring ‘Anxiety’, from the quietly heartbreaking refrain of ‘Lonely’ and the massive fuzzed up, distorted guitars of ‘Nightmares (Coming Down)’, THE BASTARDS demonstrates just how far the band have expanded their writing and musical dexterity, rounding out their already accomplished arson with flourishes of electronics, metal beat-downs, drum n bass beats and haunting string arrangements. There are singles on the album, luminous highlights, but it’s also a piece of work that works beautifully when listened to as a whole.Lyrically, the album addresses a number of important issues, prevalent to today’s youth – struggles with mental health, the gun violence epidemic, substance use as a means to escape a difficult reality and parental abandonment all play a part in the album’s rich lyrical tapestry. Speaking on the band’s refreshingly honest and open approach to writing on the new album, Remington adds
“We need a little honesty and a little truth. The world is getting so tainted by everyone trying to be so fucking perfect and so goddamn PG and trying to walk this line of not trying to offend anyone. People need to be themselves, just for 20 minutes at least.”
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 palayeroyale.com 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.
With 125MILLION worldwide streams thus far on singles being released from The Bastards, Canada has contributed largely with Canadian fans listening to “Lonely” over 218K times and hit single Hang On To Yourself streaming over 328K times and the single peaking at Top 30 on Canadian Active Rock Radio! The video for Lonely has also been watched over 1.2MILLION times with Hang On To Yourself closely approaching 1MILLION views. Palaye Royale’s previous album “Boom Boom Room (Side B)” has over 2MILLION streams in Canada alone and 1.1MILLION streams for the hit single “You’ll Be Fine”. The single also peaked Top 15 on Canadian Active Rock Radio.
Over the past 4 years Palaye Royale has sold-out shows across North America, Europe, Australia and Asia but never miss a chance to play on Canadian turf as they have played several cross Canada tours. The band jumped from playing a 90 capacity venue in Toronto to selling out a 600+ capacity venue in Toronto within one year.
Palaye Royale’s impressive show count, rising social media numbers and high regard for their home country and special connection with their Canadian fans scored the band their very first JUNO AWARD nomination for “Breakthrough Group of The Year” in 2020 among acts Neon Dreams, The Blue Stones, Hunter Brothers and Valley.
Toronto’s Spill Magazine commented that, “Palaye Royale demonstrated that they are way more than their flawless fashion, their sound and showmanship is proof that rock is still alive; it was fascinating to see such a young crowd enjoy the revitalized sound”.
PALAYE ROYALE are leading a generation in togetherness through honesty, danger and infectious art-punk. They have clocked up over 70 million total streams on Spotify, over 44 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.
01 Little Bastards
02 Massacre, The New American Dream
04 Tonight Is The Night I Die
06 Hang On To Yourself
07 Fucking With My Head
08 Nervous Breakdown
11 Doom (Empty)
12 Black Sheep
15 Lord Of Lies (Bonus track)Palaye Royale are:
Remington Leith – Vocals
Sebastian Danzig – Guitar
Emerson Barrett – Drums
Daniel Curcio – Bass
Andrew Martin – GuitarALSO RELEASED FROM NEW ALBUM THE BASTARDS:
Lonely Video – WATCH HERE
Hang On To Yourself video – WATCH HERE
Massacre, The New American Dream video – WATCH HERE
Nervous Breakdown video – WATCH HERE
Fucking With My Head video – WATCH HERE