Here’s a Friday treat for you: the new album from The Bots, ‘Pink Palms’, streaming in full only on Clash.
Formed of Glendale brothers Mikaiah and Anaiah Lei, the fresh-faced duo kicks up an almighty noise, refined from demo sessions in the company of a certain Damon Albarn into the fully realised racket you hear today. But let’s not cheapen the band’s sound as merely a noise to lose yourself to – there’s sweet pop here, instant-click melody – the brothers Lei know their way around your senses, and have some idea of how best to tickle them.
‘Pink Palms’, their debut album proper, features production by Justin Warfield and Nick Zinner, the latter of Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and the overall impression left by its 11 tracks is one not only of potential, but also a pretty complete package already in full effect. It’s indie in a broad sense, we suppose – but while influences are evident, there’s nothing tediously generic about The Bots’ music. It’s energy channelled, fire controlled – it’s sweat and soul splattered across a fast tempo and a ragged amplifier.
Listen to the album below…
‘Pink Palms’ is released through the Fader Label on October 13th. (Pre-order on iTunes and get three instant grat tracks.) Find the band online here and see them live when you can – dates can be found here (UK shows coming soon!).
Band photo: Rebecca Smeyne