We had the good fortune of connecting with The Palms and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi The Palms, how do you think about risk?
I believe that in order to create or accomplish something truly special and significant , the risk of failure must be high. However, growing from failure is essential to the journey. Being entirely independent has been a massive risk, but incredibly rewarding at the same time. Sharing original music with the world is equally the most exhilarating and terrifying act we do as musicians. There is always an underlying fear that nobody will care. But it also might just change the world.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
The Palms was created after our previous band Terraplane Sun found itself in a horrible record label situation, unable to release our debut album or have any other music we might create see the light of day. This thing we’d created from scratch in a tiny bedroom in Venice Beach, CA, devoted our lives and souls to, had been stripped away and discarded. The experience was heavy, upon which there were many sleepless nights. But it was from that, we mustered up the courage to start a new project, take everything we’d learned and remain independent, which has benefited us tremendously to this day. The first song we wrote, Push Off, was a rallying cry to ourselves to keep going and not allow outside forces to bring us down or discourage us. That song, released in middle 2015 went to #1 on Hype Machine the same year and has since amassed over 50 million streams across platforms, with the official video recently hitting 12 million. The biggest lesson we’ve learned, is if we stay true to ourselves, it will resonate with others.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
This question actually gives me hosting anxiety because it comes up quite often and it’s impossible to answer. LA is such a massive city that you’ll spend most of the time in your car if you try to hit all of the “it” spots. It’s kind of a choose your own adventure type of place because it’s so diverse. From Malibu to Hollywood, there’s a lot to see. Best days for us though always begin and/ or end at the beach. Some of our favorite places would be: Malibu Seafood for a super relaxed, byob lunch or dinner; Roosterfish in venice for a drink; dinner at Cholada (thai cuisine) or Broad Street Oysters. After-hours you’re going to want to head east. See a show at The Echo or Zebulon or Lodge Room, then end the night at Footsies or Gold Diggers.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Both of our families were instrumental in allowing and encouraging us to pursue a career in the arts. This shoutout is dedicated to our families for sure.

Website: http://www.thepalmsmusic.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thepalmsmusic/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/thepalmsmusic

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ThePalmsMusicLA

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSZigtTkGXQbh5PpZrDb8Dw

Other: https://songwhip.com/the-palms

Image Credits
Riley Byington Alexi Lawrence

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