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The Palpitations are an up-and-coming band from Bedfordshire. Back in the autumn of 2016, the foundations for the three-piece were set at Luton and Dunstable Hospital – the most unlikely of places – when Nishant approached Connor, suggesting the two of them have a jam together. Connor mentioned that he and his friend, Jacob, had been searching for a bassist for a while and thus the meet was set. During the coming months, they collaborated on a plethora of material, fine-tuning their sound and developing a collection of songs, ready for the stage.
Now, in 2018, The Palpitations are presenting their labour of love to the people. Playing in and around London, the boys are hotly tipped to be one of the breakout rock bands of the year, with electric songs such as, the wintery “Creature” and Smiths-style dancefloor hit "Loaded Thought."
In an auspicious sign, The Palpitations performed in the Battle of the Bands (The Horn, St Albans) and won the popular vote - they will return to the venue for the semi-finals on June 13th.
With a focus on poetic lyrics and howling hooks, matching the tone of a powerhouse rhythm section, The Palpitations aim to release their eagerly-awaited debut album in 2018. "Lights Out" will be an ambitious debut album, insofar that each song is a vignette. Together, these songs are stitched into a sonic tapestry so that characters, philosophies and musical themes come to co-exist in the same universe, with the arc of the album revolving around the spectrum of light. Stories of love, loss and addiction are woven into the prism of light, creating rich and vivid imagery for listeners.
The Palpitations are named as such due to their founding in the hospital. Nishant- working as a doctor - treated patients who complained of their hearts pounding out of their chests. Connor, who works as a porter agreed this would be a fitting name for the group.
With Connor on drums and Nishant on bass, the duo provide a pounding platform for Jacob’s cutting guitar and vocals, with aims to be the most tuneful rhythm section in rock since Cream and Led Zeppelin. With inspirations from Joy Division and Pixies to Interpol and Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, The Palpitations have the power to keep the crowd moving, while engrossing them in their song’s narratives.
The Palpitations are playing live, and coming to a venue near you.
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