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By Luke Pellegrini
Palo Alto, they’re a three-piece Alternative Rock/Indie Rock band with a fantastic ability to translate their music in both studio recorded and live settings and they are April’s Artist of the Month.
The trio, consisting of Angus McRobbie (guitar/lead vocals), Aj Hainsworth (drums) and Brenton Adey (bass) met in year 11 of high school and played under various different band names, before finally establishing themselves as Palo Alto in 2019. But of course we cannot forget about the additional pieces that help produce their large scale sound on stage, with Chris Samakovidis (guitar) and Mitchel Tinsley (keys) playing a role too.
Inspired by bands like ‘The Killers’, ‘Coldplay’ and Perth music heroes, ‘Eskimo Joe’, this trio are set on creating melody driven, big sounding Rock, and you can hear this in songs like Daisy, Stick Around and a Blue Sky. Which, if you are wondering where to start with this band, any of these songs are a good choice, highlighting the consistency in the ability to write these big sounding songs, with Blue Sky coming from the E.P. and Stick Around being their latest single that came out on the 16th of April.
But what is the writing process like and what are the thoughts that go into it? Lead vocalist and guitar player Angus McRobbie described his thought process, saying “What would excite a big audience? what are the melodies they’d want to sing? What do they want to hear? What are the guitars doing to make the excited and feel good? That’s how I think about writing I guess” he said. McRobbie also outlined the way the songs usually come to be, saying “It’s hard, cause its not like ive got an idea of a story I want to tell of like ‘oh, here’s how I’m going to tell this amazing story’, its more like the music we start to make when we write a song makes me feel a certain way and the lyrics are just kind of another way of expressing those feelings, its about trying to get someone to fee the way that I feel about things I guess.”
McRobbie also mentioned the pace at which songs are written, saying “We write super slow, just because a lot of it is our mistake of waiting for inspiration to hit us and sometimes it doesn’t come” he said. However, he added that although the process can be slow, their best songs were written quite quickly, saying “All the best songs we’ve written have come in 20 minutes or less, but you can’t always wait for them so we’re trying to get better at churning them out a bit faster” he said.
But what can we expect in the future from these guys? It has been confirmed by the band that there are aspirations for an album and that they are currently writing singles whilst also working on the album. The plan is for the trio to write 30 songs and choose their best 10 for the album, so for all the Palo Alto fans out there, stay tuned.
Overall if you enjoy big sounding Alternative Rock, upbeat live shows and shows that can be translated to an acoustic set beautifully, or you want new upbeat and full sounding music for a playlist, Palo Alto is the band for you.
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January - Vancool
The Dirty Stop Outs
March - Nevertheless
April - Palo Alto
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