"Its seems as if calling Shallow Palace a rock band is almost selling the quintet short. But, really, pigeonholing the band might even be worse. Sure, the band's flair for dramatic dynamic changes recalls the likes of Cursive and The (International) Noise Conspiracy, but Shallow Palace isn't an indie rock band. Sure, the tongue-in-cheek song titles (See: "Quitting Cold Turkey Isn't As Delicious As It Sounds") suggest a fondness for the modern emo movement, but that's not wholly correct either. Sure, the band attacks its swagger-heavy rock with the punk-rock passion of The Stooges and The Clash, but punk isn't the word, either. And, yes, there's a significant amount of angst for a band that grew up in the time of Nirvana, but Shallow Palace is no mere grunge revival act. The point is that between all of these musical reference points, Shallow Palace is on its own point square in the middle, balancing clever pop-rock with the raw fury of primal punk. The result: Well, it's only rock 'n' roll, reader, but we like it"
Pat Wall, Free Times
When Shallow Palace sneers, there’s no room for nonsense. Hell, there’s no room for anything other than the band’s take on guitar-driven hard rock. Citations? Stooges and Stones. Petty and Pink Floyd. Costello and The Clash. Add a touch of Cursive here and there and that sounds about right.
B. Reed, The Free Times
Shallow Palace had to bring its best with them to follow an act like Leslie, and with most if not all the crowd hanging around, the quintet managed to show why it has been earning plum gigs like a slot at the St. Patrick’s Day in Five Points Festival over the past year or so.
A no-frills rock band that still manages to include keyboards and some well-placed vocal interplay between singer-guitarist Greg Slattery and keyboardist-guitarist-vocalist George Fish, who trade lead vocals from song to song. The band’s heavier songs such as “Jesus Christ” and “Charlie, No” come across live much better than some of the mellower, more tuneful numbers, but on this particular night I’ll chalk it up to the environment inside New Brookland Tavern, which is much more forgiving of the louder-faster-harder dynamics than the melodic subtlety that marks Shallow Palace’s more keyboard-driven material.
Greg Slattery is a great screamer, fortunately, and on a song like the pulsing “Bear Bear Bear Shark Attack” his voice alternates from a foreboding croon into a cutting, insistent yet somehow still musical scream. It’s the band’s most effective weapon, this juxtaposition of the nearly pretty and the nearly demonic, and when they put it to good use as they did on this particular night, the results prove it. Just ask the crowd that was there, since everyone managed to stay until the last notes were played.
Kevin Oliver, The Free Times
"Go to listen to “Charlie No” by Shallow Palace. 'Your gonna die Chaalee.'"
David Stringer, SCScene.com
Shallow Palace at Headliners. Shallow Palace, which hosted an arts extravaganza at Art Bar in July, returns with a more traditional bill, offering more of an opportunity to focus on the band’s craggy alternative pop.
The State Newspaper