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"IMAGINE QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, DRESSED IN SUITS"
Having swiftly gained a cult following in the London underground rock scene, The Palpitations create a genre-bending sound with a blend of distilled riffs and their heart-pounding rhythm section.
Founded in 2018 by a reclusive young doctor with a taste for sharp suits and grunge music, The Palpitations held off playing live and eschewed traditional media for a considerable time. They now continue to build a loyal fan following with unannounced late-night shows at small venues across London. They have spent much of the last few months travelling, including spending time writing in Los Angeles.
"LONDON'S TAKE ON DESERT ROCK"
The Palpitations’ debut album “BROKEN HEART SYNDROME” (release A/W 2019) will showcase a cohesive story to transplant the listener directly into the hospital corridors, painting emotional vignettes of love and loss - all the while, soundtracked by searing vocals and danceable grunge riffs.
Dripping with a sound and sartorial elegance which has garnered comparisons to New York post-punk counterparts Interpol, The Palpitations have already earned interest from record labels with fan favourites such as “SHADOW OF YOUR SUN” and “THE SIREN.”
"THIS IS MUSIC FOR GIRLS TO DANCE TO, AND MEN TO MOSH TO..."
The Palpitations' trademark sound has been variously described as "melodic grunge" and "post-punk laced with Joy Division", and their setlist combines danceworthy beats with a desert rock soundtrack. Hailing from London, it is quite the jarring combination, particularly when The Palpitations pride themselves on wearing tailored black suits to each gig.
Songs have been written over a number of years, in a number of countries around the world, gearing up to build an album that is visually immersive and lyrically impressive. Tracks such as "SHADOW OF YOUR SUN" take the listener into the doctor's office, receiving tragic news, to a cathartic and emotional soundtrack. "COME CLEAN" takes the listener into the life of a London heroin junkie who is desperately trying to tear himself away from addiction.
Lyrical themes often revolve around the songwriters' observations in the hospital, but these are intricately woven together using the recurrent theme of light. Horror movies are a particular source of inspiration for The Palpitations, and the album "BROKEN HEART SYNDROME" is a series of mini-stories that will stir a visceral emotional response.