By Alyce Ruby
Devon-born indie/pop quartet, Coral Palms have released their third single today – ‘Drink Too Much’. The band, comprised of: Ollie, Will, Adriano and Callum - have received critical acclaim for their previous releases ‘Echoes’ and ‘Open Roads’, from the likes of Earmilk, Rolling Stone, BBC Introducing and Amazing Radio, to name a few.
With influences spanning from Two Door Cinema Club and Foals to Quincy Jones and David Bowie – it’s a broad range of sound, and quite the shoes to fill – but the band makes their sound their own.
‘Drink Too Much’ transports you back to summer memories, with a heavy influence of the indie bands I’d listen to as a teenager between 2014-2016. Whilst the track may sound upbeat and laidback on the surface, the lyrics tackle the self-destructive nature of drinking and partying excessively. It’s the kind of song you could imagine either listening to whilst laying on the beach, or hearing on the radio whilst road tripping with your mates on summer days. It’s the track needed for summer 2021, especially with the year we’ve all had.
Speaking on the band’s music, Ollie and Will said: “A lot of the themes in our lyrics revolve around youthful disarray, angst and of course romance, but musically, we really just wanted to make tunes that we know we’d bop to at festivals or at a party.”
They sound nostalgic, yet fresh – something not just anyone can do these days, especially a new band with only three singles under their belt. Coral Palms are definitely ones to keep an eye on, I’m sure when festivals resume in 2022, they’ll be scattered across plenty of line-ups.
‘Drink Too Much’ is available now on all major streaming platforms. You can also listen via our embedded streaming link below.