Palace Cats is Joe Doris and James Bowden, two close friends with a mutual love for psychedelic guitar music. The duo have played in bands for a number of years, and following the death of their best friend and drummer James Murgatroyd, they find themselves now as a two piece. Despite their loss, they still have as clear an artistic vision as ever. A doctor and teacher respectively, COVID has presented challenges professionally and musically. The pandemic has not dampened any desire to create music, but has instead provided a new focus and something from which they can draw inspiration.
- London/Oxford, UK
Hi Palace Cats - thanks for this submission. I do like this piece - nice vocals, production, sophistication (nice chords!), etc. For myself and my outlets and channels i think the song might just be a little further out on the indie side for me and also while I do really like the dreamy vibes, I'm looking more for songs that are a bit more tempo driven and reactive. It feels though this song should resonate with the right audience once they hear it!
Nice, dreamy tune with lots of layer and atmosphere. The pink flamingo in the pool is a nice contrast to the somewhat melancholy aspect of the song, nice work. In terms of promotional advice, if you're not already, be sure to use all of the available and FREE artist tools across the DSPs like Spotify for Artists, Apple Music for Artists, Amazon Music for Artists and Bandcamp's artist platform as these will provide great insight into your fanbase, how your music is performing and allow you to optimize your profiles and pitch for inclusion on playlists in certain instances. If you're not already, make sure your music is on Bandcamp as it's the #1 platform for indie artists. If you're looking for more promotion and building a fanbase you should consider hiring a publicist or a specialized music marketing firm that you feel you can trust and is a fan of your music to help with the release of your next single and/or album to help you get visibility on blogs, playlisting, print media, etc. If you're not already on a label, consider trying to get signed to one as they can help you with the promo and playlist pitching. Lastly, make sure you have a strong social media presence and that you're on all the right platforms (instagram, tik tok, twitter, Triller, etc) with a unique aesthetic as this will help you draw in listeners and hopefully stand out amongst a sea of performers. Having strong visual content and music videos can def help get your music out there more than just releasing it without any promotional effort. Lastly I said it above but can't stress enough how important it is to build your own fanbase on social media and really push your own personality across your channels and have it look and feel as pro as possible. Artists have more power than ever these days so take advantage of all the tools available! Best of luck!