“an intermingling of baroque pop and modern indie rock”- Interview Magazine
“poignantly nostalgic” – NYLON
“an organ slink of a tune, overlaid with lightly reverbed vocals reminiscent both in treatment and tone of Alex Turner of Arctic Monkeys” – Noisey
“Bringing together modern sounds and classic surf-rock influences, PALMAS takes influence from The Beatles to The Growlers, crafting a catchy summer sound that just won’t leave your head.” – Paste
“If we could travel back to the ’60s, capture a drop of the ocean, and package it into retro sonic goodness, the product would be Palmas.” – Live Nation’s Ones to Watch
Premiering via Interview Magazine, psychedelic indie-pop act Palmas return with the transcendently stunning video for their latest single “Flowers.” A true artistic collaboration between the band and VicedirectorMichael James Murray, the video captures the group’s notable 60s style in its French cinematic new wave influence, forgoing traditional linear storytelling for emphasis on an impeccably executed aesthetic vision. The fashionable female focal point of Murray‘s vision enraptures audiences with her mesmerizing intimate stare that remains nearly unbroken as the band itself recedes into the background.
PRESS HERE to watch via Interview Magazine and read the band’s full feature!
While retro influences endure at the core of the band, the maximalist yet delicately baroque “Flowers” marks a new direction, both sonically and visually. Beginning when guitarists Matthew Young and Adam Cantiello exchanged their favorite classic surf rock records online while living across the country from one another, Palmas found its footing in the technical artfulness and all-enticing spirit found in 60s pop. With the addition of singer Kurt Cain-Walther‘s inescapable soulful croon as well as the musical stylings of Eric Camarota and Pat Degan, the group harnessed a once lost romanticism to create a sound that completely captivates audiences and ushers in a new phase of modern indie rock.
PRESS HERE to listen to the full debut EP To the Valley on Spotify.
Now with love fromNylonandNoiseyand a “rising artist” campaign with Adidas, the band is set to takeover in 2017 starting with plans to release their first full length album.
Palmas is Kurt Cain-Walther (vocals, organ), Matthew Young (guitar), Adam Cantiello (guitar), Eric Camarota (bass), and Pat Degan (drums).