The Palpitations

The Palpitations are a post-punk quintet, inspired by Radiohead and Queens of the Stone Age. The band formed in 2018, with a focus on matching distilled melodies with a heart-pounding rhythm section. Founded by a doctor who quit his career to start The Palpitations, lyrics have a personal and raw touch, with emotional vignettes of overdosing patients ("COME CLEAN") to hospital love and futile attempts at defeating illness ("SHADOW OF YOUR SUN"). All the while, recurrent themes are intricately woven to help form a cohesive narrative, with slick bass licks and searing vocals serving as a contrast to the neon-drenched lyrics. The Palpitations recorded their first demo in 2018, Shadow Of Your Sun (ethereal, grunge):