Palm Reader – Preview track from forthcoming album now available! Album available for pre-order too!

It’s almost two years since Palm Reader exploded on to the scene with their acclaimed debut album, Bad Weather, and there’s a great sense of excitement in the build up to its successor, Beside The Ones We Love.

PALM READER
Forthcoming Release: Beside The Ones We Love
Released: 6th April (In At The Deep End Records)
Website: www.facebook.com/wearepalmreader| www.iatde.com

Track listing
1. I Watched The Fire Chase My Tongue
2. Pedant
3. By The Ground, We’re Defined
4. Sing Out, Survivor
5. Stacks
6. Travelled Paths
7. Stone’s Blood
8. Resolution
9. Black Hand
10. Unabridged

Palm Reader is:
Josh McKeown (Vocals)
Sam Rondeau-Smith (Guitar)
Andy Gillan (Guitar)
Josh “Posh” Redrup (Bass)
Dan Olds (Drums)

The album can be pre-ordered by following these links!

 
BESIDE THE ONES WE LOVE MARKS THE ASSERTIVE RETURN OF PALM READER

It’s almost two years since Palm Reader exploded on to the scene with their acclaimed debut album, Bad Weather, and there’s a great sense of excitement in the build up to its successor, Beside The Ones We Love.

Josh McKeown explains,“Releasing a debut album which received rave reviews, took us across the UK and Europe multiple times, lead to us recording a live session for the Radio 1 Rock and Punk shows at Maida Vale Studios, and ended up on countless end of year ‘Top Albums’ lists was far beyond our expectations. We can’t wait to see where this album will take us.”

He continues,“Beside The Ones We Love feels like a very natural progression. We wanted to try and focus on exploring what was instinctive.We pushed ourselves, but we didn’t force anything.We hid away in a lock-up for a couple of weeks and crafted the majority of the album there and then.”

This is in stark contrast to how Bad Weather emerged. With Dan Olds (Drums) only joining the band 3 weeks before they entered the studio, it was a raw and frantic phase. A more carefully crafted approach to this second offering provides the listener with a 360 panoramic of Palm Reader’s musical ability, leaving depth and character to champion over urgency and coarseness.

The instrumentation reflects creativity over habitat. The bleak, dimly lit writing space imposed dissonance on the creative elements, and the guitar work formed almost orchestrally as if to add balance. It encourages the build up of tension, until climatic releases are reached, be that in anthemic expulsions or precisely executed breakdowns. Nuances like the samba inspired drums beat on ‘Stone’s Blood’ also help to steer the rhythm section clear of genre defaults.

On the album itself Josh tells how “Lyrically there is no overall theme. It’s a thought process where subjects we think about are spilled out and offered up. The aim for me has always been to put forward a topic of conversation, in the hope that people will start talking to each other more and their opinions will be exchanged, heard and appreciated. It feels like that doesn’t happen enough. So many of life’s problems can be solved through conversation.”

It’s worth noting that past two years haven’t just been spent writing. The Woking mob have been conquering festival slots and tours throughout the UK/Europe.

Tours (2013-14):Protest The Hero/ Rock Sound Magazine Tour/ Devil Sold His Soul/ Baby Godzilla/ ‘68/ Shadows Chasing Ghosts/ Heart In Hand. Festivals (2013-14): Download/ Reading & Leeds/ Sonisphere/ Pukkelpop/ Jera On Air/ The Great Escape/ Takedown/ Hit The Deck/ Greenfield/ Hevy/ Soundcity/ Trutnov Openair/ Redfest/ 2000 Trees/ Ghost fest/ Two Days A Week.

With a restocked arsenal to hand, Palm Reader are readying a fresh assault … are you ready?

will haven May UK Tour
24/5 – Manchester – Sound Control
25/5 – York – Duchess
26/5 – Glasgow – ABC 2
27/5 – Newcastle – Academy 2
28/5 – Nottingham – Rock City Basement

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