NEWS: Palm Reader van broken into; guitarist robbed of gear!

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Just over a week ahead of their tour supporting Rolo Tomassi across both Europe and the UK, it seems that Nottingham based heavy-hitters Palm Reader have had a massive stroke of bad luck from thieves who have unfortunately taken it upon themselves to break into their van and steal thousands of pounds worth of equipment.

At the time of the van being robbed, it only contained equipment belong to guitarist Sam Rondeau-Smith, and included all three of his guitars along with a bunch of additional gear. The incident occurred in Bramley, Hampshire.

You can find the full post made by the band, also listing all stolen equipment along with accompanying photographs.

If anyone has any information regarding the robbing and/or the location of the stolen gear, please alert the band themselves directly via one of their social media channels. It’s possible that the thieves involved have provided them to sellers unaware that the gear sold to them is stolen. Also consider contacting the local authorities with any information that you may have.

If you don’t have any information in relation to the incident but wish to help, please share this news via your social channels.

Those who wish to help out the band in any way financially can do so by purchasing some merch via their webstore (here), or you can donate to Sam directly via PayPal at

The band’s third full-length album, ‘Braille’, is scheduled for release on April 6th 2018 via Silent Cult Records.