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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.



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THE RECORD YOU WISHED YOU SANG ON.

Nirvana’s In Utero. That’s my favorite record of all time. I love everything about it. It is one of the most honest records ever made.

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…

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WHAT YOUR LATEST RECORD SMELLS LIKE.

Fucking chaos.

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.