Little more than 6 months ago SE London boys Palma Violets were a name most of us didn’t know that much about. We guess this is probably down to the fact that they have mostly been honing their craft at secret gigs in the Lambeth area to a select few which (more than likely) means if you’re not a member of the uber ‘in’ music crowd in London you weren’t there.
But no matter…They’re coming out and we’re pretty fucking happy about it.
The escalating hype about the guys is deserved, they are exciting in style, in stage presence, in sound. Primarily sitting in the rock genre but within it reaching deep into the corners of garage rock that so many before them were just too pussy, or polite, or something to explore.
Their sound is riddled with echo-laden guitars, deep organs, simple yet euphoric bass lines and of course the cherry on the cake, the beating heart of the band, the chemistry between it’s two frontmen, bassist Chilli Jesson and guitarist Sam Fryer. Their on stage relationship is magnetic, confident, tactful and has earned them comparisons with that of Pete Doherty and Carl Barât.
Their first single “Best of Friends” was voted NME’s song of the year for 2012, and their debut album ’180′ is due to hit the shelves on the 25th February this year. Signed to Rough Trade, who previously spotted both The Strokes and Pete Doherty’s gang we predict massive things from this little lot… Mark our words.