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If you’ve been paying attention to the underground UK music scene the last few years, Palm Reader is probably a name you’re familiar with. Having toured up and down the country and throughout Europe with bands like Stray From The Path, Black Peaks and Cancer Bats, the Surrey quintet have been consistently making all the right noises since their formation way back in 2011. They haven’t released anything since their 2015 offering Beside The Ones We Love, a record which turned a lot of heads in their direction. Their intention to turn heads remains the same now, recently announcing the release of their upcoming full length Braille; a release that promises to marry their usual gargantuan riffage and rail-rattling brutality with hordes of atmosphere, intellect and melody. As a taste of what’s to come they’ve dropped their first single, Swarm. And what an taster it is.The riffs are frantic and unpredictable, yet somehow remain structured and catchy. The drums are erratic and complex, yet remain solid and easy to follow. The vocals are venomous and filled with anger, yet the chorus melodies soar and soothe. The production on show here is clear and crisp, and is the most polished and well-rounded they’ve ever sounded. If this is the appetiser for Braille, I can’t wait to sample the rest of the menu. Everyone will be able to get a taste on April 6th, a date that should be marked on everyones musical calendar.
The riffs are frantic and unpredictable, yet somehow remain structured and catchy. The drums are erratic and complex, yet remain solid and easy to follow. The vocals are venomous and filled with anger, yet the chorus melodies soar and soothe. The production on show here is clear and crisp, and is the most polished and well-rounded they’ve ever sounded. If this is the appetiser for Braille, I can’t wait to sample the rest of the menu. Everyone will be able to get a taste on April 6th, a date that should be marked on everyones musical calendar.
Recorded and produced by Lewis Johns (Bastions, Rolo Tomassi, Gnarwolves, Muncie Girls) at The Ranch, Southampton, Braille is a highly refined and marked evolution of Palm Reader’s sonic identity, and sees the band eclipse their previous works. Palm Reader have doctorates in mathematical time signatures, gargantuan riffs and rail-rattling brutality, but their third offering transcends these preconceptions with fathoms of oceanic atmosphere, intellect, and melodies awash with all the beauty and power of a tsunami.
B A I L E R
Heavy Irish metallic hardcore quartet BAILER take no prisoners with their brand new self-titled EP, which was released on 9th February 2018. Following on from 2017’s PTSD and 2016’s Shaped By The Landscape, BAILER is an ambitious collection of tracks that showcase a band who have truly discovered their sound.
Returning to work with Murdock’s Aidan Cunningham, BAILER is relentless from the get-go as the merciless ‘Lying For A Living’ brings the listener up to speed in a riotous fashion, while the likes of ‘Tuesday Blues’ and ‘Death Is A Reminder’ take a filthier route, hinting influences of Cancer Bats. Since forming in 2015 BAILER have pricked the ears of many other musicians, with some familiar faces lending their vocals to this latest EP. Adam Carroll of Zoax, Xander Coughlan of Worn Out, and Kevin ‘Lefty’ Letford of Red Enemy all feature, adding their own slice of character to the record.
With a small discography the four-piece have impressively garnered attention from Metal Hammer, Kerrang!, Metal Injection and That's Not Metal, an achievement that is no mean feat for a band so early into their career. BAILER have spent their short time as a band building up a strong reputation in their home ground, having played shows alongside Norma Jean, Sick Of It All, Employed To Serve, Heck and more. 2018 will be the year that the quartet mark their territory further afield, with a tour of Russia already under their belt as well as more shows in the pipeline.
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