“Giant Palm” By Naima Bock

"Giant Palm" by Naima Bock is Northern Transmissions Song of the Day
Naima Bock photo by El Hardwick

Naima Bock will release her debut album Giant Palm via Sub Pop Records/Memorials of Distinction, on July 13, 2022. Born in Glastonbury to a Brazilian father and a Greek mother, Naima spent her early childhood in Brazil before eventually returning to England and various homes in South-East London. Her music is inspired by the Brazilian standards that the family would listen to driving to the beach, to the European folk traditions she tapped into on her own. Ahead of the release, Bock has shared the album’s wonderful title-track.

Naima says of the track: “Giant Palm was written collaboratively by myself and Joel Burton (who arranged and produced the whole album), I wrote the vocal melody and lyrics and he wrote the instrumentation. The recording process was limited (which I always find the most creatively productive way to record) by what we had in Joel’s room and recorded during the summer of 2020, resulting in mostly electronic instruments apart from the acoustic guitar. The vocals were later recorded by my dad, Victor Bock. We named the album after this song as it was the one that most reflected our collaboration as musicians and the innocence and freedom that characterised the making of the record.”

Naima’s headline show at London’s The Lexington on 23rd May follows UK and EU tours with Porridge Radio and Dana Gavanski (with additional opening support coming in September), and a stint at SXSW. She will also open 17 dates as main support for Rodrigo Amarante starting on 18 April throughout Europe. She will have additional festival plays at The Great Escape Festival, The Great Eastern Festival, Sea Change Festival, Hidden Doors Festival, and End of the Road Festival.

Naima Bock
Giant Palm
Sub Pop/Memorials of Distinction
Track Listing:

1. Giant Palm
2. Toll
3. Every Morning
4. Dim Dum
5. Working
6. Natural
7. Campervan
8. Enter the House
9. Instrumental
10. O Morro

Naima Bock 2022 Tour Dates

Mon. Apr. 18 – Porto, PT- Casa Da Musica %
Tue. Apr. 19 – Lisbon, PT – Capitolio %
Thur. Apr. 21 – Madrid, ES – Sala Mon %
Fri. Apr. 22 – Barcelona, ES – La 2 %
Sat. Apr. 23 – Lyon, FR – L’Epicerie Moderne %
Mon. Apr. 25 – Milano, IT – Santeria %
Tue. Apr. 26 – Zurich, CH – Mascotte %
Wed. Apr. 27 – Munich, DE – Ampere %
Thur. Apr. 28 – Cologne, DE – Stadtgarten %
Fri. Apr. 29 – Hamburg, DE – Nochtspeicher %
Sat. Apr. 30 – Berlin, DE – Lido %
Mon. May 02 – Amsterdam, NL – Paradiso Noord %
Thur. May 04 – London, UK – Scala %
Fri. May 05 – Brussels, BE – Botanique (Orangerie) %
Sat. May 06 – Paris, FR – Cabaret Sauvage %
Sun. May 07 – Lille, FR – Aeronef %
Mon. May 08 – Nantes, FR – Le Lieu Unique %
Wed. May 11 – Sat. May 14 – Brighton, UK – The Great Escape
Sat. May 21 – The Great Eastern Festival, Edinburgh, UK
Mon. May 23 – London, UK – The Lexington
Sat. May 28 – Totnes, UK – Sea Change Festival
Fri. Jun. 17 – Edinburgh, UK – Hidden Door Festival
Fri. Jul. 01- – London, UK – London’s Rough Trade East
Thur. Sep. 01 – Sun. Sep. 04 – Dorset, UK – End of the Road Festival
Fri. Sep. 09 – Sat. Sep. 10 – Vienna, AT – Waves Festival
Thur. Sep. 15 – Sat. Sep. 17 – Oslo, NO – by:Larm
Tue. Sep. 20 – Leipzig, DE – UT Connewitz #
Wed. Sep. 21 – Hamburg, DE – RBF #
Thur. Sep. 22 – Berlin, DE – Prachtwerk #
Fri. Sep 23 – Cologne, DE – Theater der Wohngemeinschaft #
Sat. Sep. 24 – Munich, DE – Heppel & Ettlich #
Tue. Sep. 27 – Nijmegen, NL – Doomrosje #
Thur. Sep. 29 – Brugge – BE – Cactus #
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% w/ Rodrigo Amarante
# w/ Dana Gavanski

Pre-order Giant Palm by Naima Bock HERE