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LITTLE PALACE
 
 
 
 
   
 
     
 
 
   
 

::: LIVE :::
Thursday 5th November 2009 - THE VILLAGE, DUBLIN
Saturday 7th November 2009 - HEADFORT ARMS HOTEL, KELLS
Thursday 12th November 2009 - THE BACKROOM, NAVAN

Check website for more information.

"Beekeeper", the 3rd single to be released from the critically acclaimed album INVITATION TIME (Album of the Week - RTE Radio 1)
following "Eviction" and "Secret" is out now on LP Records and Available on iTunes & downloadmusic.ie

 
 
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In Summer 2009, Meath based band "Little Palace" released their second studio album, titled "Invitation Time".

Two singles were subsequently released, the melodic and thought provoking ”Eviction” with shared vocals from Ann-Louise Mulvany and Anthony Cregan , and the heart-felt ballad “Secret”, featuring Colm Mac Con Iomaire of renowned Irish band the “TheFrames”. Both singles received substantial airplay across national radio.

The release of the album was followed by a very successful Irish tour, taking in venues in Cork, Galway, Limerick, Louth and Meath.

“We really enjoyed being back on the road together ” says drummer Ian Melady who incidentally also played with critically acclaimed indie band “Turn” “because we‘d taken a break from playing live for a few years we were all fresh going in to it”.

With main songwriter Michael Brunnock now resident in New York, recording and touring were never going to be easy. Bassist Anthony Cregan says “the logistics of getting us all in the same place were a bit of a nightmare, but the fact that we did it just shows how much we really wanted it to happen” . And, happen it did!

With sold out shows and rave reviews and even album of the week on RTE radio.

The band play support to “Bell X1” in October ‘09 and plan to release "Beekeeper" from the album to coincide with all October and November live performances.

Little Palace album “Invitation Time” is available from usual outlets as well as from downloadmusic.ie



Band Members

Ann-Louise Mulvany - Vocals
Michael Brunnock - Vocals/Guitars
Anthony Cregan - Vocals/Guitars/Bass
Martin Quinn - Vocals/Guitars/Bass/Keyboards/Producer
James Quinn - Piano/Keyboards
Ian Melady Drums/Percussion
David Butler - Manager


Website Links
Main Site: http://www.littlepalace.ie
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/littlepalacemusic
Bebo: http://www.bebo.com/littlepalace
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Little-Palace/46064697732

TOUR DATES:
March 29th – Crane Lane, Cork
March 31st – Roisin Dubh, Galway
April 1st – Dolans, Limerick
April 3rd – The Spirit Store, Dundalk
April 4th – The Headfort Arms, Kells
April 7th – Whelans, Dublin
April 9th – The Backroom, Navan

PRESS:
In Dublin (Magazine)
Declan Burke
LITTLE PALACE: "BEEKEEPER"

Mark Eitzel fronting the Cowboy Junkies. Little Palace are aware that less often means much, much more, and are unafraid to explore the [----ness] between the lines. "I wish I had a hammer/ I'd stick it in your brain/ To control is to be controlled…" The Beekeeper EP is the sound of a mind teetering on the edge of madness, and looking forward to the fall. Simultaneously warm and chilling, this is a sumptuously confident debut.

Hot Press
Single of the Fortnight
LITTLE PALACE: "CAR"

Traces of The Mama and The Papas and, lyrically, Dylan during his surreal mid-'60s phase. An incendiary mixture, if ever there was one, eh?! Little Palace's second single has much more going for it, of course, than the mere citation of influences. As ever, the standard of Michael Brunnock's writing is miles above the ordinary, full of gloriously original and oblique metaphors about the panic of ambition and the loneliness of human beings. 'Car' is notable, too, for the turbo-charge in singer Ann-Louise Mulvany's vocal engine. Few bands get as much into their tunes with such clarity.


Hot Press Live Review
Eamonn Dorans, Dublin
Patrick Brennan

WHEN YOU consider the quality of Little Palace's debut EP, Beekeeper, it's hard to believe that tonight is only their fourth gig. The buzz going around about this lot is also more than just a rumour. Their single sold out in a matter of days after its release and Eamonn Doran's is packed to the proverbial gills. As if aware of all the expectation, the band themselves look nervous, Michael Brunnock, in particular, seems paler and more gaunt than usual. A hushed awe descends on the place as Little Palace open with the title song to their debut single. It sounds utterly transcendent.

When they sing together, Little Palace are reminiscent of a rockier, harder Mamas & Papas. They also swap lead vocals like they exchange styles. Six songs into the evening, the most inexperienced (yet relaxed) member of Little Palace, Ann-Louise Mulvany, goes solo on the powerful "Gift". And near the end of this special evening, bass guitarist Anthony Cregan obliges with a genuinely touching, perfectly-paced, lullaby-like rendition of the tender-hearted "Secret".

Meanwhile, "TV", "With You", "Puppet Show", "Things Today" and "Empire", with Michael Brunnock alone at the helm, flash by like nuggets of gold in a veritable treasure of glistening tunes.
Inevitably, there was the odd hiccup here and there, but, overall, Little Palace were frighteningly good. It may sound like hyperbole, but nevertheless, if they keep their heads, this lot are destined for greatness.

 

 
 
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