After putting in work for nearly a decade with Athens rockers Modern Skirts, Phillip Brantley debuted his new trio, Palace Doctor, with 2017's locally acclaimed Mangled LP. In contrast to the Skirts' sunny indie-pop, Palace Doctor—consisting of Brantley on guitar and vocals, plus Nick Robbins (Velveteen Pink) on bass and Jeremy Wheatley (Sailors & Ships) on drums—deals in a moody, muted brand of rock that incorporates strains of grunge, doo-wop and Americana.
Mangled has proven to be a slow-grower of a record whose appeal becomes more evident with each listen. 2018 and 2019 found the band playing more and more shows and growing their original catalogue. The band plans to go into the studio this year to start work on album #2.
Find out why Palace Doctor is one of Athens, GA's rock n roll treasures.