Palps take on the A-Z challenge

Our A-Z challenge is a fun way to get to know the many bands and artists out there. Here its the turn of Palps to tell us all about themselves.

A song that made you want to make music?

One of the first guitar solos I ever heard was Flavour of the Week by American Hifi when I was about ten, that was the first time I ever wanted to be in a band.

Best rider you have had?

Sometimes we get two drinks tokens instead of one! 🥳

Craziest moment in the band?

We recently had to ask one of our friends to dress up in the Plague Doctor costume and had to walk through a random estate in London for a photoshoot. Anyone who saw us must have thought we were a cult.

Deepest lyric one of your songs features?

‘The truth is, there’s a darkness in me, that’s probably going to get me’ that one is pretty bleak!

Easiest song you wrote? 

S.A.D, done in one practice and we didn’t go back and mess around with it after that

Favourite song in your set?

Really enjoying our song Messages at the moment, it has a bit of everything.

Guest you’d most like to feature on your record?

Because we’ve just come off tour with them, perhaps David from Covent to do a guest vocal.

Hardest thing about being in a band?

Trying to get friends and people in general to be interested in it 😅

Interesting fact about one of your members?

Hayden probably has one of the best Simpsons tattoos in the world!

Jokes you have in the band?

Not sure how it started but we joke that a local promoter to us is actually a northerner made of chocolate, and he lives in a chocolate house behind a chocolate door

Key to writing a song?

I think one of the most important things is to have changes in texture during a song, for example having a slower stripped back section after a particularly chaotic section.

Longest distance you’ve travelled to play a show?


Most inspiring musician you’ve experienced?

Rodrigo y Gabriela were jaw-dropping live, not sure I’ve seen talent that beats that

New band you’d recommend?


Opening for this band would be ideal?

Basement, Touche Amore, Dogleg

Place you’d most like to tour?

Asia just because we’ve never been

Quote that you’d like to pass on to our readers?

“If it’s stupid but it works, it’s not stupid” probably sums up our songwriting process

Reason for the title of your forthcoming release?

Black Heart refers to how someone can become cold and unable to love in the same way after traumatic experiences.

See us live at?

Our album release show on the 8th of October in Southend! It will be an all day 10 band festival and it’s going to be great!

The old days of music were better than the current, do you agree?

No, this is normally an old-timer view that looks back with rose tinted glasses as if there was no bad music in their favourite era

Unusual merchandise?

We’ve just gotten started with merchandise! Perhaps we’ll have plague Doctor plushies eventually!

Variations you’d like to do on one of your songs?

I always listen to Lofi Hip Hop when I go to sleep or when I’m reading, so would love to find someone who could sample one of our songs!

What do your fans mean to you?

We’re eternally grateful to anyone who supports us! It really does mean everything for a small band like us!

X-rays or any treatments needed for band injuries?

Liam has had a few near death hangovers over the years!

You’re late for a show, whose fault is it?

Liam 100%

Zoo animal that best describes the personality of your band?

Slow Loris, awkward and gangly nocturnal creatures

Elizabeth Birt

June 29, 2022

Band management assistant. Goth princess and lover of all things music and sport.


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