Japanese band PALM have released a T-shirt with Scrotal Records benefitting those fighting the Australia wildfires:
“PALM has a great affinity with Australia & it is like a second home to us. Australia was the first country internationally that PALM ever played, & in 2012 we spent a month touring around all the states & territories. We have made so many great mates there & it is where our 5th member, Will, was born & raised. I wanted to do something to assist the bushfire recovery effort so after consulting with Will we decided to make this shirt. Will & Glenno have known each other for ages, & Glenno even designed a shirt for us for our last Australian tour. Unfortunately, the timing didn’t work out & the design went unused, so I really wanted to work with him on this project.
When we received the email with the design, Glenno added:
“There’s lots of TV vision of kangaroos escaping across the land. They are fast – unlike the koalas and tree-bound animals… Kangaroos may have been the only animals with any chance at all.
Some of these fires have moved at speeds of 60 kilometers an hour. I chose this because it shows a mother and joey kangaroo like ghosts – dead, but not defeated.
“NOT DEFEATED ＝ 決して負けない
We all have our day to day grind, but now more than ever we need to take a second to stop & think, even just a little. I sincerely hope that our small action can make a difference.
Toshi Takahashi – PALM / Vo
Australia is beautiful & harsh – both it’s landscape & people. Many communities have felt the harsher side of things more than ever with the recent & ongoing bushfires.
Although to varying degrees, both rural & city people have felt the effect of these raging & unprecedented fires.
Our government has done a pretty shitty job of taking any real action and it has been left to regular people to volunteer their time, money & skills to pick up the slack & protect our country – home to many unique flora, fauna & humans.
Aside from those on the frontline, many bands & artists have been donating proceeds from merch & relief shows. It is with both pride and embarrassment (that my own government refuses to do more) to announce that some of my dearest & darkest friends, PALM, from Osaka are releasing a t-shirt in collaboration with the one & only GLENNO – with all money raised going to bushfire relief.
Being no strangers to natural disasters, Toshi & PALM asked me to coordinate this fundraising collaboration with Glenno so that they could give back to a country and scene that they love & has always supported them.
Will de Monchaux – SCROTAL RECORDS / ex-PALM”
Ordering is as follows:
Australian order → https://scrotalrecords.bandcamp.com/…/glenno-x-palm-collabo…
Japanese order → https://palmjp.thebase.in
Palm is one of many Asian initiatives to support Australia. Here are a few others who have helped out from the Asian hardcore region: