Palm Lakes - Desert Love

Accompanied by an epic video, ‘Desert Love’ is a surprisingly complex retrowave single from Goober Gun side-project Palm Lakes.

As a single, it’s got a bit of everything as it builds from a sparse drift into a massive emotive finale. This is a sincere love letter to the eighties, which taken alongside previous singles ‘Nothing to Me’, ‘Satellite’, and the sax-tastic ‘Falling In Love Again’ adds something of a twist to the Palm Lakes sound.

Picking a specific 1980s reference would be unfair. There are flickers of new wave, for sure, but some of the melodies and musical elements hint at pop and rock influences too. It’s a rich blend, but most importantly a great listen.

Steve Fenton was Editor in Chief for The Mag and also wrote for DV8 Magazine and Spill Magazine. He was often found in venues across the country alongside ace-photographer, Mark Holloway. Steve studied Psychology at OSC, and Anarchy in the UK: A History of Punk from 1976-1978 at the University of Reading.