“Love, Lunatics & Spaceships” â€“ a title like a road movie by Jim Jarmusch. Stony desert landscapes, surreal rock formations and right in the centre some diner with a hand full of strange figures looking for something. It’s not quite clear what exactly they are looking for â€“ maybe for freedom, maybe love, maybe UFOs, maybe just for some human company. In the background there is a band playing the matching soundtrack to this setting. Such or similar images might come to someone’s mind when looking at the artwork which decorates the debut album of Palace Fever. The artwork’s atmosphere is continued by the tracks on â€žPalace Fever Sing About Love, Lunatics & Spaceships”.
Starting with songs that let you scent the rebellious smell of freedom (â€žYou Can’t Have It All”, â€žMexico By UFO”, â€žWheels” ) to tracks, that make you think of a former love affair (â€žWhen The Winter Comes”, â€žThere Ain’t No Right Way”) and memories full of past adventures (â€žFlying Saucer”, â€žA Bag Full Of Memories”) â€“ the album keeps what is promised by the artwork. That all is pulled together by Palace Fever’s fine sense for great melodies and subtle weirdness.