Track Of The Day – I Am In Love – “PALM”


When we first featured I Am In Love back in February 2011, we didn’t really know too much about them, there were no photos, no back story….. just one song, the hypnotic, driving “Call Me An Animal.” They followed this up with the frankly rather stalkerish, but never the less extremely catchy “I Want You” and then things went quiet.  We quite logically assumed the bands singer had been arrested for his antics lurking about in grave yards and following young ladies  in the video  that accompanied the aforementioned song.

We were of course wrong and  I Am In Love have returnethed in all their glory with a new song “PALM.” A track that seems to simultaneously channel the spirit of Dave Gahan and Robert Smith, it’s dark but danceable, sinister yet sexy.  The band are also a bit more forthcoming with information about themselves these days too, if they were a political entity they would doubtless say they were “embracing the spirit of openness and transparency” Wink.   They comprise of four boys and one girl and all hail from Leicestershire, the like the Cure (yaaay) and Freddie Mercury (booo) and their collective moniker comes from the fact that the bands singer is very much  in love.  Following that logic my other half suggested if I were to form a band I should probably call it “I Am Annoying” – who said romance was dead ?  Anyway “PALM” was recorded and produced by the band themselves and is released on Velocity Sounds Records. Enjoy.

Andy Von Pip

ANDY VON PIP - Founder, editor, writer, reviewer, photographer and all-round good guy at the House photographer for The Academy Music Group, Zuma Press, Event Magazine and Rex Features worldwide. You can check out his photography at Andy Von Pip Photography Has been new music tipster on BBC6 Music, Amazing Radio, and DJ on Strangeways Radio (USA.) Can currently be heard on IWFM Radio. His radio work has been described as sounding like Ian McCulloch on ketamine fused with Ringo Starr. New music tipster on Amazing Radio, moderator for BBC 6 Music DJ Tom Robinson's Fresh on the Net, former member of "BBC's Sound Of" panel. Written and photographic work has appeared in The Quietus, Music Week, Record Of The Day, The Guardian, GIITV, The Sabotage Times, Bido Lito, The Skinny, Louder Than War. Media partner and curator for Liverpool Sound City.

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