Pallmer is a chamber-pop project born from late night improv sessions during a particularly snowy winter in Fredericton, New Brunswick.
Using a cello and viola, the band’s music melds their love of songwriting with their classical training, using loopers and effects to expand the possibilities of their wooden instruments.
Pallmer’s most recent release, “Quiet Clapping” won Recording of the Year at the 2021 Prix MNB Awards. The collection of five songs were recorded in a large dance studio at the back of a church-converted-to-arts centre, taking advantage of its natural resonance, and embracing the occasional noises from old water heating.
Pallmer released a limited edition, double-header vinyl run of “Quiet Clapping” & their 2019 release, “Grass Garden'' on April 9th, 2022.
Pompey’s songwriting is fuelled by an ongoing search for comfort. Sometimes it works but often, it unearths a hidden, less comfortable truth that usually ends up being a better song.
A midwinter celebration of songwriting and storytelling, and flagship partner of Fredericton FROSTival, Shivering Songs hosts internationally renowned artists in historic and intimate spaces throughout Downtown Fredericton, on the unceded territory of the Wolastoqiyik people.