Palmiyeler invites you for a drink by wavy beaches where you can enjoy their fun-psych-surf-pop sounds with serious lyrics darken by Istanbul’s genuine chaos.
Founded as an Istanbul based garage rock trio comprised of lead vocalist/guitarist Mertcan Mertbilek, bassist Tarık Töre, and drummer Rana Uludağ. They recorded their debut “Palmiyeler EP” in 2013 and released it on vinyl and all digital platforms in 2015. After the release guitarist/keyboardist Barış Konyalı has joined the band. They spent time touring, making videos and recording their debut album “II (Venus)” with the singles “Senden Haber Yok” and “Karbeyaz”. The LP was released by Tantana Records in 2017 as a limited edition LP and through all digital formats. Palmiyeler released their 2nd studio album “Akdeniz” including the lead singles “Derine” and “Kalbim Seni Arar” on May 25, 2018 as a digital file. Green Cookie Record released ‘Akdeniz’ as a limited-edition vinyl on May 25, 2020.
The band is recording their 3rd studio album now and going their first US tour in February, 2020.
All songs written and performed by Palmiyeler:
Mertcan Mertbilek (Guitar, Vocals), Tarik Töre Elgay (Bass), Rana Uludağ (Drums), Barış Konyalı (Guitar).
Additional musicians: Alpago Polat (Saxophone, Flute), Yasemin Yasu (Back Vocals).
Recorded and mixed by Berk Sivrikaya at Kare Muzikevi in Istanbul, Mastered by Everett Young.
A1. Yak Ateşi (5:44)
A2. Akdeniz (5:13)
A3. Derine (3:17)
A4. Kalbim Seni Arar (4:10)
B1. Sıcak Günler Geri Geldi (2:50)
B2. Rüzgar, Deniz (4:20)
B3. Gün Doğmadan Gel (6:26)