Perfectly self-described as “desert jangle pop”, Adelaide quintet Los Palms have released animation heaven to accompany their latest single Roll On. It’s the kind of seductive saddle-waddle tune that Quentin Tarantino himself would pair alongside a sunset credit roll.
Having only formed last year, Los Palms have fast solidified themselves in a genre-mingling scene of their own, with their live debut being in support of Californian favourites, The Growlers. Teasing the release of their upcoming album, we predict their 2020 resolutions are set high.
Desert landscapes, talking heads, and Viking warships; Los Palms tap into entheogenic vibes on their new video with a sensory and dizzying experience
Ambient and melancholic at times, echoey vocals bounce between bright cymbals and lazy jangling strings. Typical of a Spaghetti western, the guitar is kept twangy and reverb drenched. Yet the video brings with it the musings of a psychedelic mirage: horses, giant talking heads and flying saucers.
Told through the tri-coloured lens of black, white and piping-hot pink, the boys from the south have lassoed in the best elements of country classics within a dream-pop listenability.
Following a background in tattoo artistry, Ant of the band created the video under their creative project Los Palms Ranch. A brand they hope to expand and use to help merchandise for other artists. This tattoo art style is kept consistent throughout the clip. An assortment of animated characters appear in a revolving scene, moving from desert themes to the supernatural and back again. Quite often juxtaposing to the slow country jig, Roll On inspires the mind’s eye. The viewer is carried into the sonic territories of a trip gone very right.
Off the back of a string of shows around the Adelaide circuit and since teasing the release of a high-anticipated, albeit delayed, full-length album, Los Palms have left us wanting. Wade a little further into their catalogue of released singles while you wait…