Palmiyeler

Istanbul

Monday 3rd June 2019

Name, where are you from?
Palmiyeler, Istanbul.

What do you do?
Psychedelic Pop / Jangle Pop / Surf Rock.

How should your music be listened to?
While walking, staring at the sunset, alone or high. Anything, anywhere.

What is the band doing at the moment?
Recording the new album and brainstorming about upcoming music videos.

Describe your style in 3 words?
Art school punk.

What’s the best gig you’ve ever been too?
Mac Demarco at Koko, London, King Gizzard at Istanbul's Salon IKSV and Thee Oh Sees at Zorlu, Istanbul.

If you could be on the line up with any two bands in history?
Gary Wilson and Ariel Pink. That'd be a weird fun line-up.

What do you miss about home when you are on tour?
Our diet. Having hard times finding good healthy food.

If you could make a record with anyone from history?
It'd be Turkey's legend Erkin Koray. He is a great guitarist and songwriter.

Which subcultures have influenced you?
Indie rock and indie Pop music, especially Bristol's Sarah Records had a great influence on our early period and also 90's bands such as Pavement, Pixies and Dinosaur Jr.

What British music icons inspire your sound today?
Felt, The Smiths, The Stone Roses.

Any other music icons that have inspired you?
David Bowie, Ariel Pink, Peter Doherty, Jonathan Richman, Sid Vicious.

If you could spend an hour with anyone from history?
Definitely David Bowie. Our favourite artist of all-time.

Of all the venues you’ve played, which is your favourite?
Babylon in Istanbul. Also, any seaside festivals are always great!

Your greatest unsung hero or heroine in music?
Jonathan Richman.

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