- Photographers: Richard Mitchell ; Marc Hibbert.
- Released after a year's worth of touring and buzz-building, Palace marks Chapel Club's full-length debut. Producer Paul Epworth, flush with success after helming Cee-Lo Green's Lady Killer and Florence and the Machine's Lungs, frames the band's dramatic indie rock with atmospheric textures and soft, ringing guitars. ~ Andrew Leahey
Q (Magazine) (p.107) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[They are] sensitive souls tapping into all of rock's grand and gloomy traditions to create their own darkside indie with a pop of pop."
Clash (magazine) - "High point 'The Shore' is an ebbing and flowing tide of twinkling VICTORIALAND era Cocteau Twins with the closer coming off like some forgotten girl group Spector spiritual."
Uncut (magazine) (p.94) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "The quintet's template of dramatic vocals laid over surging, effects-slathered guitars serves them well..."