There's nothing like a bit of beat-driven psych to get the adrenalin pumping, which is exactly what 'ripper' pairing Palace Winter did during their full-on set at prestigious Nordic showcase, by:Larm last weekend.

Headlining the super-cool Rockefeller venue on the final night of the festival, Palace Winter stole the by:Larm show with what was a stellar performance, made all the more remarkable given that their front-man was suffering from a serious bout of flu.

Made up of Australian, Carl Coleman, and Dane, Caspar Hesselager, the pair who are based in Copenhagen, formed in early 2014, quickly coming to the attention of Danish indie label, Tambourhinoceros, who immediately signed them to their roster. Their first single, 'Menton' released in August 2015, was a huge Euro-wide radio hit, scoring plays on BBC6 Music, NRJ Pop, and Amazing Radio. Medication, their debut EP, was enthusiastically and critically well received, and spawned another two hit singles, 'Time Machine' and 'New Ghost', the latter accompanied by a stunning monochrome Cecilie McNair visual.

Playing to a large pumped up Oslo crowd, Palace Winter, who were joined on stage by touring regulars the "J" boys, aka drummer Jens (J,B.) Bach and guitarist, Jacob Haubjerg, kicked out five tracks from upcoming debut album, Waiting for the World to Turn, (due out June 3rd), as well as chart-topping crowd pleaser, 'Menton'.

The ever-awesome Haugjerg, whose strings playing was so electrifying it's small wonder his guitar didn't internally combust, played like his life depended on it, thrashing out some wickedly good solos, during the now compulsory Palace Winter extended instrumentals. New boy, JB, walloped into PWs trademark addictive, pulsating beats, whipping the crowd, who spent the most of the set generally funking out, into an energetic lather. In fact, with Coleman clearly at ease in front of such a large crowd, the interaction between band and audience was both lively and highly energised throughout.

Coleman and Hesselager shone under the spotlight. From album track 'HW Running' through current single, 'Positron', Coleman gave a faultless performance. His warm as honey vocal, was full of invitation, while on guitar he teased out subtle acoustic melodies that interplayed perfectly with Haugjerg's lead. But it was with musical partner in crime, Hesselagar, that Coleman created the perfect storm. The synergy between the duo was stronger than Loctite. Where Coleman's mellow vocal was as chambre as a good red wine, Hesselager countered with Nordic cool, and, when the Australian gave an understated, pared back acoustic delivery, the latter produced a fantasia of synth that was nothing short of stunning.

Highlight of the set, came in the form of album track 'Soft Machine', a delicious ballad in which Coleman's delicately evocative vocal and gently soothing guitar melodies, contrasted perfectly with Hesselager's otherworldly icy mist of spacious synth sequences. As inviting and soporific as a musical massage, this was by far the best song and performance of the night.

Palace Winter have a busy Summer ahead of them. With a myriad live dates already in the diary and the countdown to the release of their debut album under way, this is going to be a frenetically busy time for this exciting young band. Judging by the reaction to the performance at by:Larm, the future is set to be more Summer than Winter for this extremely warm and hugely talented Nordic pairing.