PALM READER – “False Thirst”

Posted: April 27, 2021 in CLASSIC ALBUMS, MUSIC
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Following on from the release of Nottingham based metalcore band Palm Reader’s fourth album Sleepless, comes new single “False Thirst” which is their anthem for those overcoming adversity; “This song is about the normality behind life’s difficulties. We all find it hard in some respect. So, considering the thought of all our collective hardships, ‘should it be easy?’ That was the question I found myself asking whilst writing and it really helped me, even before it was answered, to gain some perspective. Realising you’re not alone in your troubles can really help to relieve the pressure we put on ourselves and reduce the stress surrounding those moments. In short, life is really fucking hard sometimes, but it goes on and it gets better.”

What an album… this is just an emotional roller-coaster. A distinctive thematic work, divided really in two halves. The first is harder and more direct in its intensity. But the astounding second half, beginning with the instrumental “Islay”, is a twisted slow burn. The lyrics more obscure and hidden; the pace slowing down with off-kilter rhythms building into a pulsing and massive (w)hole.

Taken from the album ‘Sleepless’, available to order on LP/CD/DD now:

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