Since their inception in summer 2019 following a jam session between friends and an unshakable catchy hook (which would result in initial single and fan-favourite ‘Forever Young’), Afflecks Palace have always taken a truly DIY approach. Choosing to write, produce and release music through their own indie label; Spirit Of Spike Island, hire venues nationwide to tour on their own terms, create their own music videos from conception, and organise screen-printed self-designed merch, their unstoppable independent work ethic has given them full artistic control - which has spawned an excited underground UK scene which continues to grow with label-mates; Pastel, Vega Rally & Ava Carlyle all gaining huge interest throughout 2022.
Since the “Hello. Is Anyone Awake?” EP (January 2020) which sold out on ltd-edition vinyl 1 week after release from word-of-mouth alone, Afflecks Palace have continued to release a steady stream of crowd-pleasers throughout (and despite) the pandemic. Sophomore EP “Everything Is An Attempt To Be Human” (September 2020) sold out on preorder and placed at no. 3 in the UK Vinyl Chart; the band’s maiden 8 date headline tour in September 2021 which followed also sold out, each date a joyous post-lockdown singalong of old - and new - anthems, culminating in a raucous capacity show at Gorilla, Manchester (600 cap).
The debut full-length; What Do You Mean Its Not Raining hit no.20 in the UK album chart - and now; their sophomore album The Only Light In This Tunnel Is The Oncoming Train is here; brimming with psyche-lead beats, glistening guitars and anthemic melodies, carried by reflections, observations, candid humour and a deep vein of northern grit.