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Palms Have The Low Down On Good And Bad Apples

Sydney’s Palms have a few little announcements for us, such as signing to Ivy League Records, releasing their new single ‘Bad Apple’, and making a rad video to go along with it.

The four piece, with Al Grigg (singer, guitarist) Tom Wallace (drummer, “girlish backing vocals”), Brendan Walsh on bass and Dion ‘Danger’ Ford shredding the six-string, have joined the Ivy League family along with other bands such as Bad//Dreems, Alpine, and The Rubens.

To celebrate, Palms released their new single ‘Bad Apple’, the first bite from their forthcoming sophomore album out later this year. Recorded with their buddy Owen Penglis (Royal Headache, Straight Arrows), there’s nothing ‘bad’ about this 2 minutes and 52 seconds of thrashing guitar-pop.

The hilarious video introduces the boys and shows us who has the gnarly skating skills and who…well doesn’t. Inspired by the classic 90’s skate video ‘Video Days’, Palms relive countless hours as kids watching ‘Video Days’ and bruised attempts to re-create tricks at their local skate parks. Check out their sweet moves in the video.

The song has an exuberance about it that you can’t help getting wrapped up in. The D.I.Y video perfectly reflects the youthful garage rock vibe, with shredding guitars, belting drums and hazy vocals. It’s catchy, it’s fun, and it’s a little bit gnarly.  

Grigg says the meaning behind the song is just stream of consciousness, “just rambling through the daily thoughts in my head”. But more importantly, goes on to explains his idea of a good apple, “I'll tell you what 'Bad Apple' ISN'T about: Jazz apples! Those things are so crisp and crunchy. Never had a bad one in my life. Easily the most refreshing of nature's treats. Red Delicious on the other hand... Bad bad bad bad bad apple.”

Sydneysiders can catch Palms play ‘Bad Apple’ live for the first time, as well as new material from their forthcoming album at the Bad Apple Party FBi Radio are throwing for them at The Gladstone 16th July. It’s free entry so get there early to avoid disappointment. 

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