39 minutes | Feb 12, 2021

Abi Palmer from 'The Fuzz' and 'Lashed'

This week Nick talks to the wonderful mixed-media artist and writer Abi Palmer. Abi’s work includes the installation ‘Crip Casino’—an interactive gambling arcade parodying the wellness industry which has been shown at Tate Modern, Somerset House and Wellcome Collection - and, last year she released her book ‘Sanatorium’ via the brilliant Penned in the Margins publishers — which Abi describes as “a fragmented memoir”.Over the course of this fun and freewheeling conversation Abi talks about being the lead singer in a band with her brother called ‘The Fuzz’, before later changing the name to ‘Lashed’. She also talks about the hurdles of years of music education lost to incorrect psychic readings, slightly interfering band parents, gargling guitar solos and the tense band wars that took place in the Surrey village of Worplesdon.Also stay tuned for a My Teenage Band first - exclusive recreations of Abi's songs in voice-note form.  Abi's websiteAbi's book 'Sanatorium' is out now via Penned in the MarginsFollow Abi on Instagram and Twitter at @abipalmer_bot Listen to Abi recreating more Lashed songs at  www.myteenageband.comCREDITSJingle and beds composed by Anya Pearson - Insta: @anyaplaysguitarThe debut album of Anya's band Dream Nails is out nowLead vocals by Imo BermanArtwork by Eloisa Henderson-FigueroaInsta: @eloisaillustratorWeb design by Imo VeeInsta: @imo.veePresented/Produced by Nick Taylor@nick_tea
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