Wild Palms

Wild Palms

 London, England, GBR
BandAlternativePop

Wild Palms short history so far has been one of restless evolution culminating in the release of their debut album ‘Until Spring’ in March 2011 - by which time, as front man Lou Hill told Mojo in August, “We probably won’t be the same band. Once you think you’ve found your feet, you’re fucked.”

Biography

Wild Palms are Lou Hill (Vocal, keys & pads), Darrell Hawkins (Guitar), Gareth Jones (Bass) and James Parish (Drums).

Wild Palms play bleak, post-industrial Bauhaus inspired driving basslines, abrasive guitars and stringent yet powerful lead vocals resulting in the band emerging as a ferocious, four-headed beast melding deconstructed guitar lines and Parish’s thundering rhythms to Hill’s staccato wordplay.

Since forming in 2008, the band have signed to One Little Indian and have played alongside the likes of Gang of Four and The BIg Pink and have toured with Cold War Kids, Good Shoes and The Warlocks around both the UK and Europe as well as playing many festivals. They have headlined the infamous Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen in London and sold it out as well as numerous headline tours across Europe to promote their 3 singles leading up to their debut album, Until Spring, produced by Gareth Jones (also produced These New Puritans) released in March 2011 on One Little Indian Records (Europe and US) and received glowing reviews from Artrocker, Q magazine, The Fly, Clash and The 405.

“The London boys’ first full-length manages to bounce convincingly from raucous post-punk frivolity to a darker, almost minimalistic melancholy. Just awesome.” The Fly

The band have also been featured in publications such as NME, The Sunday Times and also received vast amounts of blog coverage.

As grandiose and melancholic as befits a song that nods to a Virginia Woolf novel… an expansive, romantic new sound for Wild Palms that hints at the sonic ambition of Wild Beasts’ NME

The band are currently in the studio recording their second album and about to embark on a series of UK and European dates throughout the summer to continue promoting their current album as well as releasing a taster from their next LP in October 2011.

Links to the bands:
Official band website - http://www.wearewildpalms.com
Soundcloud - http://soundcloud.com/wild-palms
Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/wearewildpalms
Myspace - http://www.myspace.com/wearewildpalms
Twitter - http://twitter.com/wearewildpalms

Discography

Single (7" / download) '....Over....Time' Nov 23rd 2009. Popular Recordings.

Single (7" / download) 'Deep Dive' May 2010.
One Little Indian Records

Single (7" / download) 'To The Lighthouse / Draw in Light' November 1st 2010. One Little Indian Records

Album (12" / CD / download) 'Until Spring' March 1st 2011.
One Little Indian Records

Set List

CARNATIONS
KALEIDSCOPE
CARETAKER
UV
DEEP DIVE
PALE PIRE
LIGHTHOUSE
DELIGHT IN TEMPTATION