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The ShortListen: Wild Palms (no. 212)

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Dave Fawbert
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Who? Wild Palms

What’s the story? The weather may still be relatively clement, but winter will be settling in soon, which means it's prime time for some dark, claustrophobic music to stick on the headphones. Fitting the bill perfectly are London based quartet Wild Palms, signed to One Little Indian and currently readying their second album. This track, Ennio, is their latest single (which you can purchase on rather natty hand-painted 7" vinyl) and it mixes up the vocal style of Beth Gibbons with the jittery drum backing of Psyence Fiction-era UNKLE. In fact, this song could be a distant cousin of the amazing Bloodstain from that record, which was produced by DJ Shadow. While he's off producing different stuff these days, why not enjoy this instead?

For fans of: Portishead, UNKLE, The XX

In three words: Nu Trip Hop

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Dave Fawbert

ShortList.com staff writer Dave’s primary passions are pop, prose, punning and power ballads (and alliteration). A lower division football enthusiast and long-suffering cricket fan, he is one of only 110 people followed on Twitter by Chas Hodges from Chas ‘n’ Dave. Follow Dave on Twitter like Chas: @davefawbert

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