Recorded 25th March 2003 - Released UK 27th October 2003 USA 30th April 2004
'Kicking On' 13-Song Enhanced CD Album for ARTROCKER label, Cat No RRR33024
Recorded 25th August 2003 - Released USA 14th October 2004, Europe 8th November 2004
1) KICKING ON
2) COOL LIKE AN AXE
3) FURTHER IN
5) TOO MUCH FOR YOU
6) THE COUNT
8) I LIKE IT
9) 40 DAYS
11) TERRITORIAL BEAST
12) DYING BREED
13) THINGS I USED TO LOVE ABOUT YOU
'Kicking On' is an enhanced CD which features two video film clips;
'Too Much For You' (directed by Phillippa Caddow)
'Things I Used To Love About You' (directed by David Solomons for Faustus Films)
The latter has been receving airplay on MTV2, whose Will McGillivray described it as 'fantastic! - sharp, brutal, full of spite and straight to the point - lovely!'
Artrocker Press Release
>>> GIN PALACE "KICKING ON" DEBUT LP ARTROCKER RRR33024
Gin Palace are an electrifying three-piece from London, who strip it down to the rock essentials; one monster guitar, savage primal drums, and the volcanic vocals of Meaghan Wilkie. With only an ep and killer single released they have played both CMJ and SXSW in USA and cool dates in the UK with the likes of Black Keys, The Gossip, Bob Log III, Modey Lemon, and most recently at 'The Vortex of Now' shows with Kaito. Now Gin Palace are very proud indeed to present their debut album - 'Kicking On'.
This is a monstrous record, make no mistake about it. The righteous fury, the bitter spite, the fighting drunk staggering to the bar and then 'Kicking On' to the next. It'll give you a two bottle gin-high and, like all good blues, it'll take you down to hell - "Where are my shoes?"
This is not something to play in front of the kids. It doesn't contain profanity or songs about killing cops, but it does speak of the brutality of adult relationships, the sadness and anger that builds to the point where steam must be released before something very bad happens!
"THIS IS ROCK 'N' ROLL AT IT'S MOST THRILLING AND ELEMENTAL - THE PUREST SPIRIT OF ADRENALISED FURY" KERRANG!
Meaghan is a furious, elegant Deitrich - a panther in a cocktail dress to Karen O's snake in a space suit. Simultaneously alluring and intimidating, she spits out 'come-ons' and 'come-on-thens', savage and sin-sodden, and as willing to slip a switchblade 'tween your ribs as to take you dancing.
The Gin Palace are the most fearsome and exciting bastardisation of what crawled from the blues swamp that the UK has ever produced and "Kicking On" is the best rock'n'roll album this year.
"THEY STOMP THE MIRROR-WATCHING KILLS INTO THE GROUND, GRUBBIER , LESS TUTORED, AND MORE UNHINGED" - CARELESS TALK COSTS LIVES
"FEARSOME, DEMENTED ART-SCHOOL BLUES - THRILLING, COMPELLING, AND UTTERLY UNMISSABLE" - NME
"RAW AND BLUESY, BUT WITH PANACHE AND VOLUME THERE'S A PRIMAL URGENCY, A MOMENTUM OF DIRT, WILDNESS, AND A THRILLINGLY SORDID GLAMOUR" - KERRANG
Jon Free ex-Penthouse guitarist
Meaghan Wilkie - punk lady vocalist
Stuart Bell - minimal drum kit
'ARTROCKER AT CMJ' Promo 7" Single
features "Too Much For You" by Gin Palace, plus songs by THE FLASH EXPRESS, THE TWO TEARS and THE HELLS
7" single on ARTROCKER label, Cat No RRR45018
Recorded 25th March 2003 - Issued 25th October 2003
A few hundred copies given away free at CBGB's show, NYC 2003. Issued in die-cut 'Artrocker' sleeve
"Things I Used To Love About You" b/w "Can't Shan't Won't " CD single on ARTROCKER label, Cat No RRR45021
Recorded 25th March 2003 - Issued 23rd May 2004
100 copies. Issued in screen-printed 'Artrocker' sleeve
"VORTEX OF NOW" promo-only CD EP on BLAST FIRST label, Cat No BFFP 192
features "Kicking On " by Gin Palace, plus songs by KAITO, SELFISH CUNT and BLACKWIRE
Recorded 25th August 2003 - Issued July 2004
1500 copies. Issued in clear plastic sleeve
"Kicking On" b/w "I Like It" promo-only CD single on ARTROCKER label, Cat No RRR45025
Recorded 25th August 2003 - Issued October 2004
25 copies. Issued in screen-printed 'Artrocker' sleeve
'AMUSIA' Advance Promo-only CD Sampler
Features 4 songs from the 'forthcoming' In The Red / Blast First Petite album
Recorded 2007 - Issued 14th March 2008
75 copies given away free at SXSW 2008
GUEST APPEARANCE on HEAVY TRASH ALBUM!
Whilst in New York for the CMJ festival 2003, we recorded some overdubs with Jon Spencer (JSBX) and Matt Verta-Ray (Speedball Baby) for their debut collaborative album as Heavy Trash, the track in question Justine Alright is up as an MP3 here
'Resonance' self-produced CD Mini-Album.
Recorded 4th June 2003 - Sold on first UK tour 10th-13thJuly 2003
20 hand-numbered copies, each with a unique printed colour photograph
'How To Act If The Dress Catches Fire' self-produced CD Album
10 songs recorded live in the studio for Resonance FM Radio sessions, plus interviews etc.
Recorded 4th June 2003 and 13th October 2004
100 hand-made, numbered copies, plus free book of 'Gin Palace' matches, sold at 'Kicking On' launch party, Bonfire night, 5th November 2004
'Live At The Marquee' self-produced CD Album
12 songs recorded live at the Marquee, London, 15th November 2004
75 hand-made, numbered copies, sold on our first European Tour, March 2005
'SUICIDE homage' self-produced CD Single
Features 2 exclusive Suicide Cover Versions
Recorded 2008 - Issued June 23rd 2008
'KIDNAP' self-produced CD EP
Features 'Kidnap' plus 4 exclusive non-album tracks from the 'Amusia' Album Sessions
Recorded 2007-2008 - Issued January 2009
23 hand-made copies, with ribbon-printed discs, sold on our Portuguese Tour, January 2009
77 hand-made copies, with full-colour discs, Issued 4th July 2009
'SUK ON THIS' CMJ 2003 Promo CD
features "Too Much For You" by Gin Palace, plus songs by Kinesis, CLearlake, Black Car, The Koreans, The Cooper Temple Clause, Biffy Clyro, British Sea Power, Aiden Smith, and Jane Weaver
Recorded 25th March 2003 - Issued October 2003
Given away free to CMJ 2003 attendees.
'This Is Punk Rock Blues' compilation CD, from the organisers of Not The Same Old Blues Crap
Features exclusive Gin Palace track 'Tapestry (Full-Length Version)'
Release date 4th July 2005
"A lo-down and dirty collection of tracks from the artists who have played at NOT THE SAME OLD BLUES CRAP in 2004. Loads of exclusive and previously unreleased tracks, and its only available here or at the gigs..."
'Silver Rocket SR 100' compilation CD
issued to celebrate Silver Rocket Club's 100th show
Features exclusive Gin Palace track 'Mind'
Recorded 2007 Release date October 2007
Other artists include:
[pockets], 3hostwomexicansandatinofspanners, An Emergency, Big Joan,
Bilge Pump, Billy Mahonie, Black Black, Charlottefield, Citizens Here and Abroad,
Collapse, Cove, Decoration, Econoline, Eiger, Epideme, Finlay, Fixit Kid, The Fontanelles,
Free Diamonds, Future Corpses, Geisha, The Get-Outs, Gin Palace, Glider/Jet Johnson,
Headquarters, Hey! Colossus, Hunter's Loaf, Hunting Lodge, The International, Joeyfat,
Kyote, Like a Stuntman, LoneLady, Lords, Lower Forty-Eight, The Madeleines,The Mass,
Meet Me in St Louis, The Mockingbird Nightmare, Motorbikes, Mugstar, Nosferatu D2,
Notorious Hi-Fi Killers, Nøught, October All Over, Optimist Club, Phil Collins 3,
Popular Workshop, Reigns, Reynolds, The Sailplanes, Silent Front, Skiptracer, Soeza,
Spraydog, St Deluxe, Stinking Lizaveta, Swimsuit Issue, That Fucking Tank,
This Aint Vegas,Thousand Natural Shocks, Trencher, Underground Railroad,
Up-C Down-C Left-C Right-C ABC+Start, Victory at Sea, You Judas.
'Pushing Pussy Records CD1' compilation CD
Features exclusive Gin Palace track 'Five Times'
Recorded 2005 Release Date 1st August 2008
Other artists include: