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Hot Palms / Soda Eaves Split 7"

by metal postcard records

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    To celebrate Metal Postcard's 100th Release we have this amazing split single from Melbourne based band Hot Palms and singer songwriter, Soda Eaves

    MP100 is only available in a ltd edition of 100 copies - What else !

    Hot Palms are amazing as is Soda Eaves and Metal Postcard has been bugging Hot Palms for over 2 years to release with us. So at long last we've committed them to vinyl. All the artwork has been designed by Hot Palms / Soda Eaves and painfully handcrafted as they say in artisan world.

    Buy this single or regret it forever

    Includes unlimited streaming of Hot Palms / Soda Eaves Split 7" via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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Ltd to only 100 copies via Metal Postcard - to celebrate 100 releases by us. The amazing Hot Palms & Soda Eaves from Melbourne record a 7" for us.

All we'll say is .... Poetry In Motion

"Hot Palms are always great, but especially live, as proven by their mid-show recording of ‘Muss Blues’. The three-minute instrumental is the Melbourne ensemble’s half of a new split 7” with Soda Eaves, and it radiates Dirty Three-style serenity. Played by Alec Marshall (Emma Russack’s lead guitarist), Jake Core (Soda Eaves), Ashley Bundang (Zone Out), Jordan Ireland (ex-The Middle East), André Vanderwert (André) and Zahra Khamissa (Pencil), it was recorded by Astral Traveller. Soda Eaves’ side, ‘Lolly Water’, was also captured live, featuring overlapping sampled voices against slinking guitar passages. The 7” is a joint release between Hong Kong label Metal Postcard and Marshall’s own imprint Why Don’t You Believe Me?. It’s limited to just 100 copies, with handmade sleeves."

"The calm before the storm - the penultimate band release on this relentlessly gargantuan post is the 7" split between two unheralded acts out of Melbourne, Hot Palms and Soda Eaves. 'Muss Blues' and 'Lolly Water' are as meditative and breathtaking as ever, a somnambulist sojourn through mid-dusk netherworlds, where the feet lift from the ground and the shadows flee your body. It's stuff like this that makes me miss Australia so much. You can buy the 7" now - and you really really should. Soda Eaves will also be supporting Ghost Notes on theirMoonlight State tour - this show at the Public Bar at Sunday January 25."

Hot Palms are Melbourne based purveyors of sometimes instrumental, slightly drone-ish tracks with a good measure of psychedelic hooks. Made up of Alec Marshall and Emma Russack, the duo formed in Wollongong, where Alec grew up and consequently met Emma. You may have known them previously as Emma and Alec, under which they released their first self-titled EP, with Marshall writing all the instrumentals and vocals attributed to Russack.
After moving to Melbourne, the duo took on the name of Hot Palms. The ‘Hot Palms’ EP was written entirely by Alec, with the track titles provided by Russack, in a kind of reference to Felt’s “Train Above the City”.
The tracks on the EP seem to quietly blend into one another, all of a sudden you’ve made your way through the EP and you’re thinking “I’m going to put that on repeat for a good few hours”

- Soda Eaves is the solo work of Jack Core, a published poet and guitarist with the Melbourne psychedelic-drone band Hot Palms. Recorded in a shed in Thornberry, Like Drapes Either Side is a lo-fi, heartfelt masterpiece, with 8 tracks of reverb-soaked indie guitar pop, augmented by sparse synths, and snippets of recorded sound.
It’s a distinctly Australian release, with Core’s undisguised accent lending a sense of credibility to the album, written about feelings of isolation, and life in the suburbs. The first track, No one else, sets the mood for the rest of the release, with longing, yearning guitar riffs set above the sound of wet and heavy winds, evoking images of a tropical climate. This is followed by an acoustic song, Flowers of Evil, which begins with a short recording of a conversation. Around it, we hear the sounds of a natural environment: native birds chirping, and softly strummed acoustic guitar – signs of human colonization set amongst a natural landscape. A picture of life in suburban, or regional Australia.

Like Drapes Is Available Via Metal Postcard Records


released December 18, 2014

Hot Palms (2014)
Muss Blues Written By Alec Marshall
Soda Eaves (2014)
Lolly Water Written By Jake Core

Metal Postcard (2014)


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