Palma Violets - A review

The most common way that I come across new bands is when I am watching great bands on youtube, this is the way I found out about these guys - Palma Violets.
Palma Violets consist of four lads from London, (Pete Mayhew, Sam Fryer, Will Doyle and Chilli Jesson,) and are a brilliant upcoming talent, although I admit it took me a while to get into their debut single; Best Of Friends.

I hear a Julian Casablanca's tone, a Faris Badwan attitude and a brilliant classic rock feel, which others have described as being that of a romantic rock. Don't be put off, as I've said, it's taken me a while to appreciate them as a group but I am certainly warming to the idea that the rock genre is in very safe hands.

If you haven't heard them, or want to hear them again, here is Best of Friends, which is available to download now on iTunes and will be released on 7"/CD 21st October 2012;

They have also released a tour to coincide with the release of their new single;

1st October Nottingham Bodega
2nd October Leeds Nation of Shopkeepers
3rd October  Manchester Deaf Institute
5th October Stoke Sugarmill
6th October Sheffield Leadmill
8th October Edinburgh Electric Circus
9th October Glasgow The Hub & Pint
10th October Newcastle The Cluny
11th October Middlesbrough Westgarth Social Club
12th October Norwich Sound & Visions Festival
14th October York Duchess
15th October Wrexham Central Station
16th October Hull Fruit
18th October Preston 53 Degrees
19th October Birmingham The Rainbow
20th  October Cardiff SWN Festival
22nd October Leicester O2 Academy
23rd October Oxford The Jericho
25th October London Brixton Jamm
26th October Bedford Esquires
27th October Tunbridge Wells Forum
29th October Brighton Green Door Store
30th  October Southampton Joiners
31st October Bristol Cooler

So if that's not enough to persuade you to listen to them try this;

Yeah, ok I'm really pushing the boat out for these guys but I promise if you give them just a few minutes of your time you will, in time love them to and remember me fondly as being the one that introduced you to them.. Ha. Anyway, I think they are a fantastic edition to the music scene and we all should listen with open arms and bow down to the future gods of rock and roll. 

Sam Fryer (vocals/guitar), Chilli Jesson (vocals/bass), Pete Mayhew (keyboard) and Will Doyle (drums).

You can catch up on Palma Violets, give a look, whatever here;



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