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Albums Of The Week: Los Palms | Skeleton Ranch

These Aussies take their jangly indie-pop and surf-rock to the psychedelic desert.

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE:Los Palms’ debut album Skeleton Ranch serves up an infectious and hedonistic cocktail of jangly surf-rock, 1960s garage and 13th-floor psychedelia. The Adelaide outfit describe their sound as Desert Jangle, with influences all the way from ’60s Peruvian bands like Los Saicos, Los Destellos and Los Holy’s to modern Californian sweethearts Allah-Las and L.A. dirt shredders Night Beats.

Whilst taking a trip through the nine-track Skeleton Ranch, listeners can expect songs drenched in heartbreak, love and mystery: These are neo-psych ghost stories that create a detailed musical landscape by mixing feedback, fuzz, eerie organs and reverb-soaked guitar and vocals. The group consists of guitarist/vocalist Ant Candlish, guitarist Sam Arthurson, bass player Nathan Solly, drummer/vocalist Code Andrusko and keys player Will Bahnisch.”