RIYL: Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Tame Impala, Flaming Lips, The Strokes, Sunbeam Sound Machine
Label: Flying Vinyl
Brilliant, fuzzed up catchy summertunes!
Reading-based four piece Palm Honey plays around withÂ psych-pop/indie-sounds like they’ve been harvesting inspiration fromÂ 90’s brit-vibesÂ to the later years of neo-psychpop, and a lot inbetween. The dudes are apparently aged 18-20 yrs though, so what clubs they’ve been hangin’ roundÂ I’d very much like to know.. Â The two tracks on this 7″ both had me up’an about in seconds,Â with their groovy, hazed-out expression. After first noticing the splendid video for the semi-laidback, snappy “You Stole My Blackout” via a piece in Wonderland Magazine, I instantly fell into some intense googlin’ aboutÂ andÂ found that this tune and the more upbeat UMO-meets Slowdive-meets The Strokes-like “Bones” was released on thisÂ 7″ via subscription-based UK-label Flying Vinyl a couple of months back! These releases are very limited, but a few copies tend to end up with the bands involved. Palm Honey now has some of theseÂ for sale via their Music Glue-shop, so if you feel this like I do.. don’t waste another second!
7" Vinyl (You Stole My Blackout / Bones) Double A
A Side â€˜You Stole My Blackoutâ€™ leads Palm Honeyâ€™s latest release. A short, snappy slice of psychedelic pop that wastes no time getting right to a funky hook, eventually building to a dramatic crescendo that manifests as an onslaught of bone-rattling guitar wails and synth swirls.
AA Side â€™Bonesâ€™ was originally conceived as a slow, chilled out dream pop track that frontman Joseph Mumford demoed one late night alone in his kitchen. A staple of Palm Honeyâ€™s set since their early days, the track is immortalised here as a live recording of its new, uptempo form that combines the hazier side of psychedelia with a heavy, aggressive rhythm.
Listen to "Bones" on Soundcloud
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