PALAYE ROYALE’s fab frontman REMINGTON LEITH checked in with AltPress for our 10 Topics section in AP 366 (Jan 2019). From his first solo album (you feeling us, American Satan/Paradise City fans?) to what a life after Palaye might look like, Leith was just as entertaining and coy as we expected him to be.
THE LAST TIME A FAN MADE YOU CRY.
A London show this past October. It was really sweet: A fan’s sister was a huge fan of ours, and she had recently passed. It was such an emotional thing; We dedicated a song to her, and I just started tearing up. It meant so much to us.
THE RECORD YOU WISHED YOU SANG ON.
THE LAST ACCIDENTAL TEXT YOU SENT.
I don’t remember. I do send a lot of drunk texts, but they’re not accidental. [Laughs.] I know exactly what I’m doing.
THE SINGLE-HANDEDLY MOST “ROCK” THING YOU’VE EVER DONE.
This is pretty rock ’n’ roll: We were at the Good Things Festival in Australia, and they were giving free tattoos. I was getting inked 10 minutes before I walked onstage. I got so drunk before the show. For some reason, I really wanted a trident on my leg. [Laughs.] Apparently the drunk Remington was super-excited for the Aquaman movie.
MOST MEMORABLE VALENTINE’S DAY GIFT.
I got this horribly oversized shirt in middle school, like, seven times longer than what I’d actually wear. It was an Abercrombie & Fitch shirt, so…
WHAT YOUR LATEST RECORD SMELLS LIKE.
DESCRIBE YOUR POTENTIAL SOLO ALBUM.
The Relentless. [Laughs.] It’s already out there.
THE LAST TIME YOU FELT RIGHTEOUS ANGER.
I feel that every day.
MOST CHERISHED POSSESSION YOU MISS MOST.
There was a baby blanket I had. I lost it a couple [of] years ago. I think I left it at the house that Charli XCX bought.
THE HUSTLE YOU COULD GET BY ON.
The hustle I could get by on? Well, I do take off my shirt and get paid for it. I feel like I’m working the perfect hustle right now.