Featuring: Storm the Palace


Five minutes with the effortlessly elegant and always stylish Sophie Dodds.
Featuring Storm the Palace – Delicately masterful songwriting with rich melting pot of traditional and other-worldly ingredients.

Storm the Palace take their inspiration from a wide historical sweep, starting with Bach and the baroque and encompassing European folk, the avant-garde pop of Kate Bush, the poetry of Leonard Cohen, the timeless song-crafting of Abba and the filmic grandeur of Scott Walker and Nancy & Lee.

– What gets you up in the morning?
Very little.

– Storm the Palace – in a nutshell?
Cinematic, baroque, folk-inflected pop

– When did you have your lightbulb moment?
No one particular moment, my musical life is more of a dimmer switch, like one of those lumie sunrise lamps (which incidentally also fail to get me up in the morning)

– Tell us about your journey
I’d normally walk accross Finsbury and Clissold Parks but seeing as we’re lugging the accordion it will probably be a Premier Cab. North London’s finest mini-cab firm 🙂

– How did you ‘find’ your sound or did it find you?
I was trying to go for something that was easy to carry, but then found myself playing with a pianist/accordionist/harpsichordist/organist. DOH.

– What happened this summer?
We played shows in London, Norwich, Coventry and Glasgow. Recorded some new tunes. Had our first ever gig featuring a contortionist. Oh – and released our debut EP in May! (does that count as Summer?)

– What can we expect in the next few months?
Said tunes rearing their heads. And a mini-US tour next spring that I’m not meant to be talking about but I’m JUST TOO EXCITED!!!

– Share a pearl, a big lesson learnt
When you’re onstage pretend it’s karaoke

– What can we expect at The Old Church (Sat 10th Oct)?
Our first ever attempt to play with an actual church organ. There will be no rehearsal. I am both excited and terrified.

Check out Storm the Palace’s debut EP – In Ruins.
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