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 with psych-pop/indie-sounds like they’ve been harvesting inspiration from 90’s brit-vibes 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’ round I’d very much like to know..  The two tracks on this 7″ both had me up’an about in seconds, 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’ about and found that this tune and the more upbeat UMO-meets Slowdive-meets The Strokes-like “Bones” was released on this 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 these for sale via their Music Glue-shop, so if you feel this like I do.. don’t waste another second!

Palm Honey band

The Details

7" Vinyl (You Stole My Blackout / Bones) Double A

A Side ‘You Stole My Blackout’ leads Palm Honey’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 ’Bones’ 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 Honey’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.

Price $8.66

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