With aesthetic roots in American gothic literature, post punk, and 60’s garage, Burning Palms cites influences ranging from Nick Cave to Bauhaus to Patti Smith and even more contemporary punk stalwarts in the late Jay Reatard), Burning Palms tiptoe the threshold of punchy psych-rock and seductive whimsy.
Burning Palms’ leading force Simone Stopford (Vox, Guitars) began the band as a solo bedroom project in Sydney, Australia. Her studies led her to the Arizona desert where she discovered the area’s vibrant music scene and assembled a gang of like minded souls. Stopford found a kindred spirit in Julia Deconcini (Vox/ Percussion), and from there she added Thomas Sloane (lead guitar), Nate Gutierrez (bass), and Elliot Silva (drums) to complete the line up of Burning Palms.
The band is pleased to be premiering the new video for the thrashing, Gun Club-esque track “Pyramids”, today. After just completing a six week national tour, including an impressive string of shows at this years CMJ Marathon, 2015 is shaping up to be one to watch. Burning Palms have arrived as another exciting prospect to emerge from the creative hub that is Tucson, Arizona.
Burning Palms – Burning Palms
01 Young Hunter
03 Dark Matter
06 Deadbeat Island
09 Church Of Ra