“The band is a mesh of bicoastal influences—there are hints of Strokes-era downtown New York garage, raw proto-punk moments à la Suicide, post-punk references, and plenty of New Wave-style synths.”
“The ghosts of Alan Vega and Prince wail through the synthesizers on a Palm Springsteen song. The electricity of Mick Jagger shakes in frontman Nick Hinman’s tapered pants. And although you can credit their dynamism to the sounds of Joy Division, Talking Heads, or any other New Wave sweaty dance groove, Palm Springsteen are in the wake of their potential to become modern icons on their own.”
"Someone in the crowd said they reminded him of the Talking Heads. You can definitely hear the resemblance in breathy-ness as Nick Hinman wails during “Sister Sister” to David Byrne in “Psycho Killer.” Hinman brings the crowd into his performance as he jumps off stage, tambourine in hand, almost knocking me over and created a giant dance party in the middle of the venue. Having just ended their tour with Foster the People towards the end of 2017, Palm Springsteen is on their way to becoming the next “it” band coming out of LA."
“Though they only have two singles officially released, Palm Springsteen have shown immense promise making what they like to call “blow pop in space,” and their tunes are bound to blast from the speakers of the coolest parties very soon. During their live show, there is not one static body in the audience.”
“Palm Springsteen has only been around since April of 2016 so their trajectory has been pretty quick and they’re sure to be one of those ultra-buzzy bands that all of your friends are droning on about.”