Track Of The Day: Palm Haze – ‘Second Round’

Described as “another story told by the unconscious”, Vancouver-via-Brazil shoegaze duo Palm Haze have shared their latest single ‘Second Round’. Taken from their recent album Rêve Bleu – released via YHS Records – the track is a deceptively calm swirl of sultry vocals and riotous, fuzzy guitar sounds.

Formed of vocalist/bassist Anna Wagner and guitarist/producer Lucas Inacio, Palm Haze blend elements of alt-rock, shoegaze, and trip-hop to create moody, furiously dark noise. The pair lose themselves in the chaos of the loud and the quiet, which they demonstrate clearly on ‘Second Round’. It’s a five minute journey in to the “forbidden paths” of their inner world.

Speaking about their recent album Rêve Bleu, the pair explain: “[the record] will bring up chaotic emotions and thoughts, taking you much further from reality and closer to the wonders of uncertainty. Where could you go? What could you do? It’s a fantasy you fall on accidentally…It’s the kind of dream you’re afraid of, but also tempted towards.”

Listen to ‘Second Round’ below and follow Palm Haze on Facebook for more updates.

Photo Credit: by Philippe Hardardt

Kate Crudgington
@KCBobCut

Track Of The Day: Palm Haze – ‘Floating’

Hazy, reverb-heavy guitars and drifting vocals permeate ‘Floating’, the new single from Vancouver-via-Brazil shoegaze duo Palm Haze. The track is taken from their upcoming album Rêve Bleu, which is set for release on 30th August via YHS Records.

Whilst Anna Wagner (vocals/bass) and Lucas Inacio’s (guitar/producer) music is clearly influenced by the likes of My Bloody Valentine, the duo also blend elements of alt-rock and trip-hop to create their luscious, swirling soundscapes. Their 2017 EP Tangy Dream was rated as DKFM’s third best shoegaze album, and their new record looks set to be a hit with fans and critics alike.

The band describe Rêve Bleu as “another story told by the unconscious”, and singles ‘Almost Soon’ and ‘Floating’ have already tapped in to the beauty in Palm Haze’s chaotic hive mind. Lucas explains further: “While Tangy Dream feels very tangible and achievable, Rêve Bleu will bring up chaotic emotions and thoughts, taking you much further from reality and closer to the wonders of uncertainty. Where could you go? What could you do? It’s a fantasy you fall on accidentally, revealing risky and forbidden paths. It’s the kind of dream you’re afraid of, but also tempted towards.”

We’re happy to drift along unconsciously with Palm Haze’s new sounds. Listen to ‘Follow’ below and follow the band on Facebook for more updates.

Kate Crudgington
@KCBobCut