Listen to Inertia ahead of the band’s newly announced July tour dates.
Nottingham outfit Palm Reader have shared their dark, dream-like new video for latest single Inertia (feat. Matt Reynolds from Haggard Cat) taken from their highly anticipated and critically acclaimed third studio album, Braille out now via UK independent label Silent Cult Records.
Braille was recorded and produced by Lewis Johns (Bastions, Rolo Tomassi, Gnarwolves, Muncie Girls) at The Ranch, Southampton. The record 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.
Formed from the same Surrey scene that brought the world Employed To Serve, Woking’s Palm Reader have spent the last seven years honing their craft everywhere from the dingiest toilet venues in Britain to the biggest festival stages in Europe, continuingly improving both as a live band and as songwriters as they have crept stealth-like to the upper echelons of the United Kingdom’s most respected underground acts.
Since their birth in 2011 the band quickly got to work melding their various influences into their earliest compositions, their debut 4-track EP released later that year took the raw punk of Gallows, the technical, complex time signatures of The Dillinger Escape Plan and the seething atmospheric approach of Cult Of Luna. It impressed enough of their peers and contemporaries that Palm Reader were soon embarking on shows up and down the country with the likes of Brotherhood Of The Lake, Bastions, Let’s Talk Daggers, The Catharsis and many other of the hugely impressive raft of new bands populating the UK underground at that moment.
Be sure to catch Palm Reader at one of the following dates:
24 July – Thousand Island, London
25 July – Exchange, Bristol
26 July – Rebellion, Manchester
27 July – Garage Attic, Glasgow
29 July – Asylum 2, Birmingham