Sunday, November 18, 2018

Mixtape 68 - Palm (JPN)

Here is the 68th installment of the Dreams of Consciousness podcast, featuring an interview with Palm from Osaka, Japan.

I haven't interviewed many Japanese bands for the blog; as much as I love their music, the language barrier often proves to be an insurmountable challenge, making interviews impractical. Luckily, Osaka's Palm has a natural translator in bassist Will de Monchaux, an Australian transplant who speaks fluent Japanese and was able to relay my questions to his bandmates and their responses to me.

I caught up with the band at Rumah Api, on the Malaysian leg of their South East Asian tour. Their gig coincided with the Indian festival of Deepavali, and we did the interview outdoors while fireworks went off in the background. We discussed the history of the band and the reason behind the 6 year gap between albums. We also talked about the Hokage venue that Palm vocalist Toshi operates in Osaka.

My thanks to the members of Palm for speaking with me, and to you for listening.


Red Flag
taken from the EP Die Consciously, Live Consciously

Japanese Nightmare
Rot Away
taken from the album My Darkest Friends

All of Hate, All of Rage
taken from the EP The Unusual

Ex Owner is Fucked
Dedicated To Humanity
Honorable Death
taken from the album To Live Is To Die, To Die Is To Live

Palm on Facebook

Palm on Bandcamp

To Live Is To Die, To Die Is To Live through EVP Bandcamp

Hokage Music Bar (Toshi's venue in Osaka)

Hokage on Facebook

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