Self-described as a fashion-art rock band, Palaye Royale are a Las Vegas-based indie band who mix grandiose modern alt-pop with gritty guitar rock that, at times, recalls both glam and Brit-pop.
Formed in 2011 by the core trio of singer/frontman Remington Leith, guitarist/organist Sebastian Danzig, and drummer Emerson Barrett, they made their debut the following year with the single "Morning Light." Though unsigned, the savvy young group quickly built a fan base, eventually pulling in 20 million YouTube views thanks to their devoted followers, whom they refer to as "Soldiers of the Royal Council". Their follow-up single, 2013's rousing "Get Higher," was picked by Samsung to feature in a global ad campaign and brought them even greater exposure. That same year, they released their debut EP, the six-song The Ends Beginning. In 2014, they won the top prize in MTV's Musical March Madness competition, beating out major acts like Coldplay
, Tokio Hotel
, and Linkin Park
. By the end of 2015, Palaye Royale had finally made the jump to a label, signing with Sumerian Records
, which issued their James Iha
-produced debut LP, Boom Boom Room, in the summer of 2016. ~ Timothy Monger, Rovi