Palm Reader -2000Trees Festival Preview Interview

Hello, firstly what are your preferred pronouns?

He/Him or Posh.

Can you tell me a bit about your band?

We started out 8 years ago, and our collective stubbornness has kept us going this long. We were called “post-mathcore” on a poster once… I don’t know what that is, but it sounded cool.

How has your 2019 been so far?

Actually fairly quiet for the most part. We toured with Blood Youth and Lotus Eater earlier in the year and a few other shows but that’s generally it. Looking forward to the festival season starting up.

Are you excited to play 2000Trees?

Yeah massively!

It’s probably our favourite festival in the UK. I think this is our 4th year in a row and our 5th year playing in total. They keep having us back year after year, we don’t know why but we’re so grateful for it!

Can you tell us anything about your set at 2000Trees?

It’s gonna be very Braille heavy. They’ll be a few old favourites in there but to be honest we generally consider Braille to be our best work so we like to show it off.

Is this a special time for hardcore in the UK and beyond?

I think it has been for a while now. We’re lucky that it’s become a very saturated market so bands are really being forced to up their game in terms of intelligent songwriting, stage presence and everything in between.

Do you have any top tips for this year’s line up?

Orchards, Slow Crush, The Black Queen, Single Mother’s, MØL & of course our buds in Rolo Tomassi, Loath & Haggard Cat.

There will be people discovering your band at 2000Trees, are there some other records you would recommend?

From us listen to our albums Braille, Besides the Ones We Love & Bad Weather.

Well,lately I’ve been listening to:

Refused – Shape of Punk to Come

Cult Leader – The Patient Man

Emma Ruth Rundle – On Dark Horses

Reign Supreme – Testing the Limits of Infinite

Brutus – Nest

From other bands playing trees:

The Black Queen – Infinite Games

Orchards – Losers/Lovers

Rolo Tomassi – Time Will Die and Love will Bury It

MØL – Jord

Press To MECO – Here’s to Fatigue

What does the rest of the festival season have in store for you?

We’re lucky enough to be playing some cool places this year. We’ve got Portals fest in London, stoked to return to Jera on Air in June as it was our first European festival we played and we had a blast last time. Also at Trees obviously, Tech fest in July and ArcTanGent
which is one we’ve been wanting to play for as long as we can remember.

How can we make gigs/festivals a safe place?

I guess the main thing is teaching people not to be disrespectful. If you’re making someone feel uncountable then back off, don’t drink too much and end up being
“that guy”.

What are your festival recovery tips, do you have a favourite restorative recipe?

Usually crawling out of the tent, trying not to die and finding the nearest misc in a bun with brown sauce.

Where we find out more and pick up some records?

The usual social media outlets;

Instagram
– @palmreadergram

Twitter
– @wearepalmreader

You can grab our record Braille from our bigcartel/wearepalmreader , through Silent Cult Records or from your local indie record store.

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