5 Bands That Could Be The New Dillinger Escape Plan

5. Palm Reader

Straight out of Nottingham, Palm Reader exploded onto the scene in 2011, tearing apart the underground hardcore scene before releasing their 2012 self-titled EP to high acclaim from noted music critics such as Metal Hammer, Rock Sound and Kerrang!.

Setting the bar high for themselves, they still managed to smash all expectations with their debut album Bad Weather in 2013, earning them support slots with Touché Amoré, Pianos Become the Teeth, and Gallows.

Eventually catching the attention of and getting signed by In at the Deep End Records, Palm Reader now find themselves in decent pedigree as IATDE have been the starting block for some of hardcore's biggest names, such as Gallows, Architects and Send More Paramedics.

Not one to be outdone, the band followed up their second album with ‘'5 Shows / 1 Day / 0 F*cks’ which (if you hadn't guessed) saw them play five London venues in around twelve hours.

The boys are currently preparing for the release of their third album with lead single 'Always Darkest'. In the meantime, they are bringing their brand of chaotic hardcore to the support slot for fellow hardcore powerhouse Employed to Serve and then leading the march for a headline tour with an appearance at 2000 Trees Festival in the middle.


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