Listening Post

If King Gizzard are squeezing five LPs into 2017, Palm Honey are thrusting three songs into one track on ‘Starving Hysterical Naked’

Collectively it's almost 10 minutes of psych-pop

This year, Australia’s King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard are aiming to release a quintet of new LPs in just 12 months. Like KG&LW, Palm Honey are a psych-pop band. They borrow from a similar sonic palette, but really the comparisons end there. Except, the Reading foursome’s latest track (divided into two parts), does something of a Gizzard, in that it ambitiously collects what’re probably three songs into one – albeit split – piece of work. Maybe they’re the chapters: starving, hysterical, naked.

Anyway, the title of the track is an ode to Allen Ginberg’s poem Howl. It’s the follow-up to their recently released track ‘Hot Simian Weather’, which came accompanied with a grotesque video.

There’s no doubt ‘Starving Hysterical Naked, Part 1&2’ is their most sprawling work to date. All together just shy of 10 minutes.

‘Starving Hysterical Naked’ comes out via Untitled Recs on 29 September. Pre-order the 7″.

Some shows Palm Honey have coming up:

London, The Waiting Room – 20 September
Southampton, Heartbreakers – 30
Reading, Rising Sun Arts Centre – 6 October