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Reviewed on 11th October 2005.



By The Palms

The Palms really fit the modern day bill with their take on the current Indie rock / dance scene ala Kasabian, but one or too vocal production issues and an occasional penchant for misguided fret-wanking hold them back from hitting the full throttle. For a band from Leeds the Ian Brown Manchester nasal vocal drawl is surprisingly comfortable and there is an all round distinct similarity to recent Mancunian outfit The Rain Band rather than any lazy comparisons made with The Music. Of the six songs on offer one stands head and shoulders above the rest, the filmic "Eyes" has as an accomplished feel to it as anything the aforementioned king monkey could conjure up, driven in the main by the impressive layered guitar lines of Tom Tasker who is rightly credited with not only guitar but atmosphere. "Panic Attack" opens well enough but the vocals sounding like they were sung through a tissue doesn't do any favours. "Silent Suicide" shows the band can vary the format with something a little more ambitious. At times the guitar lines wander a little close to the wibble line but are usually pegged back by the songs' sharp arrangement. "All The Day" is the worst exponent of the rock solo lead but it's soon forgotten with the storming beefed up "State of Me" which closes the CD with a pounding beat and echoing guitar. Promising stuff!



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On 12th October 2005 at 11:10 Anonymous 3028 wrote...

I like what this band are trying to do, but after listening to "Eyes", feel the guitar work is far too similar to the style of Mr Squires. Once the band find their selves rather than re hashing, something interesting could happen. All the best to The Palms. Good luck lads.


On 17th October 2005 at 08:37 Anonymous 3471 wrote...

They're from Barnsley.


On 17th October 2005 at 09:54 Anonymous 3028 wrote...

Poor Bastards


On 17th October 2005 at 12:03 Anonymous 30 wrote...

I thought they were from Barnsley but that's not what their biog said!


On 22nd October 2005 at 15:03 Anonymous 3604 wrote...

we are from barnsley. cheers for the review.



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