Date: October 12th, 2013
Venue: Exchange, Bristol
Support: Palm Reader / We Butter The Bread With Butter
The opening act on tonight’s selection of the weird and wonderful is Woking’s Palm Reader (***). Difficult to categorise, they play hardcore in the vein of The Dillinger Escape Plan, but without the catchy melodic bits. The harsh crowd has less movement than a quadriplegic’s fingertips, despite Palm Reader‘s spazzmodic and energetic attempts to arouse. There’s certainly nothing wrong with Palm Reader‘s music. On the contrary, it reaches for the far corners of genre classification and comes back with a distorted version of something you’ve heard before. A special mention needs to go to drummer Dan Olds who puts his heart and soul into hitting every beat as hard as he can, looking like he might burst into flames at any moment.