Words: Jasmine Uitermark-Thaung
Let me introduce you to some really cool dudes, they’re called Palm Soma and they just recently released their Double A Side which includes their debut tracks Burning Light and Under the Sun.
Played earlier this year at Live and Local 89.7fm, these tunes are the first we’ve heard from Palm Soma and they’ve got us eager for more. The Perth band encompass the vibe of garage jams full of Indie-Surf-Rock tunes and lazy days spent on a sofa. For an animated bunch of guys we think they’ve pretty much hit the nail on the head when it comes to a release that not only exhibits their talent but also their cruisy attitude to life.
Burning Light is a catchy number that has your toes tapping before frontman, Elijah Iriks has even launched into his vocals. Its laidback guitar riffs embody that larrikin attitude the boys seem to hone, you only need to look at the band’s Facebook page to see what we’re talking about.
Holding onto that capering rhythm we’ve grown accustomed to in Burning Light, Palm Soma’s second track Under the Sun is a languid tune that skips along with the pace of the drums. A major highlight for me would be the guitar solo pioneered by Daniel Cross, the smooth sunny licks compliment the elements of swing, drummer, Nathan Menage brings to the table.
With Palm Soma adding to their list of live shows at the moment, head to their band page to stay tuned.