FAKE PALMS‘ self-tiled 2015 debut album is now available on Hand Drawn Dracula Records!
Toronto band Fake Palms, came together as a collection of bedroom demos recorded with a broken drum machine by Michael le Riche in 2011, the project morphed into a band in early 2015 when le Riche brought together longtime contributors of Toronto’s music scene. In keeping with Fake Palms’ stripped back bedroom origins, the group value simplicity and directness. For le Riche this approach is almost an idealogical dictate, “our intention is to do the most we can with the limitations we put on ourselves,” he says, “no backing tracks, no samples etc. We want to make music that is an honest representation of the four of us in a room at that time.” (via NORTHERN TRANSMISSIONS)
“glitters with suspense” – FADER
“Fuzzy and grungy, bombastic and loud, Fake Palms are melodious tune makers with traditional pop sensibilities living in a world of overheated amps” – 8/10 EXCLAIM
“one of the most exciting bands to emerge from the thriving Toronto music scene” – NORTHERN TRANSMISSIONS
“If you dig dark post-punk you should definitely check it out” – BROOKLYN VEGAN
“a veritable Toronto underground supergroup” – PITCHFORK