Musically inspired by late 80s/ early 90s shoegaze and psychedelic pop sounds from the UK, Static Swell from Palm Ghosts observes the confusion of living in today’s world…from toxic partisan politics and the pandemic to the 24 hour news cycle, it’s impossible not to feel isolated.
Static Swell is textured, atmospheric and incredibly addictive Static Swell will no doubt see Palm Ghosts pique the attention of fans of their influences whilst digging their way into the aural senses of a new of batch of fans, high on current day dream pop.
Led by songwriter and producer Joseph Lekkas, Palm Ghosts take cues from such bands as Cocteau Twins, Peter Gabriel, Echo and The Bunnymen, New Order, early U2 and The Cure. Palm Ghosts take the sounds of early 80s alternative music and brings it into the new millennium. Palm Ghosts self-released three records before signing with Golden Robot Records. Their self-titled debut is a tapestry of lo-fi folk and indie pop. Their second record, Greenland, consists of songs that walk the line of electronic, indie and Americana music. In May of 2017 Palm Ghosts finally found their sound with the release of Architecture, a critically lauded collection of cinematic dream pop songs.
“The commodified and codified 80’s are here to stay, from the fake consciousness pop culture nostalgia that dominates the virtual shopping aisles to recreated and reimagined movie memories that manipulate and skew the present. Saddled with the past, culture’s inertia offers up facsimile pap and xerox rock. However, hope exists, listen as true light continues to glisten, appearing through the cracks and haunting the NOW are Nashville’s Palm Ghosts.” – Music News UK, on Architecture.
“A fantastic slice of all things that sit on the border of cultish and commercial, cool enough to appeal to the discerning tastes of the underground and hot enough to sell to the masses. Not only does that blend not come together very often, who’d have thought that you’d find it in the alt-country confines of East Nashville.” – England’s Dancing, on Architecture.
“Tight in execution and filled with relevant ambiance, Nashville’s own Palm Ghosts deliver a solidly retro-modern album in the form of ‘Architecture’. designed with an electric style symphony of sound and a penchant for that left of centre vibe that only comes with future masterpieces, Palm Ghosts give the masses an album rife with creativity and abound with aural astonishment. Bravo!” – Germany’s Jammerzine.
Palm Ghosts is Joseph Lekkas, Ben Douglas, Jason Springman and Rene Lambert.