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Interview: Punk pioneer Palmyra Delran discusses her infectious new single, ‘Come Spy With Me’

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Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Palmyra Delran has often been referred to as the “Lucille Ball of Rock ‘n’ Roll” by the legendary Little Steven Van Zandt. But the trash-pop maven and punk pioneer is provoking espionage with her infectiously cool new single, “Come Spy With Me.”

The song is the title-track of Delran’s new album that’s due out Nov. 9. The album mixes groove-ridden elements from the early days of punk and explores subjects like today’s volatile political climate. “Come Spy With Me” also features an arsenal of special guests, including Van Zandt, Debbie Harry (Blondie), and John Carlucci (Fuzztones).

AXS is excited to premiere Delran’s new single, “Come Spy With Me” and recently spoke with about the new music and more in this exclusive interview.

AXS: What inspired the new track, “Come Spy With Me”?

Palmyra Delran: Initially, it was sort of a nod to cool spy shows like “Get Smart”. I’ve always liked the image of people talking into shoes and watches, which are things you can actually do now. I also love those clunky flashcubes on cameras. There was always something so funny about snapping a picture, getting temporarily blinded by the flash and then it would click to the next position. Then I made the connection between that and how weird the world has become. You see surveillance cameras on almost every corner and wonder why people even bother committing crimes. Everything is recorded and they’re sometimes in custody by the next day.

AXS: How would you describe your sound?

PD: Trash Pop… not Pop Trash. Trashy Pop describes the sound of the pop music. My stuff is a little rough but still catchy – with harmonies, hooks and riffs. It’s gotta be melodic!

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Guitar World Interview: The Friggs Guitarist Palmyra Delran Discusses New Solo Album, “You Are What You Absorb”

Palmyra DelranHer music’s been called trashy, surf-rock and punky-pop, but in the end it’s hard to marginalize the sound of Palmyra Delran. Perhaps the best way to describe the music of the founder and creative force behind the 90’s band The Friggs is to say that it’s refreshingly honest.

Delran and The Friggs recorded and toured almost incessantly throughout the ‘90s, opening for such acts as The Selecter, Ramones and Cheap Trick. But it wasn’t until Delran’s 2008 debut solo EP “She Digs the Ride” with its solid guitar grooves and tales of dysfunctional relationship that took her to the next level.

Delran’s new album, “You Are What You Absorb” is another intoxicating blend of punk-girl grit combined with hook-laden melodies and deep lyrics. The album’s first single and video, “You’re My Brian Jones” is a psychedelic romp back to the 60’s with an infectious groove and smooth vocals. It’s an album that (much like the title suggests) is best absorbed, with headphones if at all possible.

Delran’s band consists of: Richard Devgreene (guitar), Michael Lynch (bass) and Mark Brotter (drums). I spoke with her about the new album as well as her plans for 2013.

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