Palma Violets: Much More than ‘ Best of Friends ‘ …


With more than 1.5 million views on You Tube for ‘Best of Friends’ I guess many of you already know the ‘hit single’ of young British guns ‘Palma Violets’. But what about their debut album, titled ‘180’? Give it a try. Listen here track by track … but first things first … a bit of information:

Palma Violets: Samuel Fryer (vocals, guitar), Chilli Jesson (vocals, bass), Peter Mayhew (keyboards) and Will Doyle (drums)
Home: Lambeth (Londen ) – England
Genre: Jingly rock ‘n’ roll, Libertines-like vocal harmonies, smashing drums and reverb- and fuzz-drenched guitars
Work: Debut album ‘180’ released last February

What the critics said …

Pitchfork: “Palma Violets are reminiscent of what it’s like to hear rock music for the first time, and not have anything clever to say in response. Sometimes a good racket speaks louder than words…”
DIY : “If scratchy guitars and lolloping drums could give hugs, these would be the sweatiest, messiest, yet most kind-hearted type…”
All Music: “The Palma Violets blend their reverence for their forebears with enough vitality to make their debut album a notable one…”
Loud and Quiet: ‘180’ feels like four 20-year-olds mining their record collections and thinking, we should do this, it’d be fun…”

Here’s ‘180’ …

1 / ‘Best Of Friends’
2/ ‘Step Up For The Cool Cats’
3/ ‘All The Garden Birds’
4/ ‘Rattlesnake Highway’
5/ ‘Chicken Dippers’
6/ ‘Last Of The Summer Wine’
7/ ‘Tom The Drum’
8/ ‘Johnny Bagga’ Donuts’
9 / ‘I Found Love’
10/ ‘Three Stars’
11/ ’14’ ( and from 3.15 … hidden track ‘Brand New Song’)
12/ Interview with bass player Chilli Jesson – pt. 1
13/ Interview with Chilli – pt. 2

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