Earlier this year Palma Violets tore themselves away from Lambeth, London to make some noise at house parties, sweaty venues and pizza joints in New York city. Yours Truly went along for the ride and made this brilliant mini-doc:
As previously announced, Palma Violets will release their debut album on Friday 22nd Feburary 2013 via Rough Trade Records / Remote Control. We are now excited to reveal that the album is titled 180 – also the number of the Lambeth house that the four-piece have become known for regularly throwing parties and impromptu gigs for friends and fans in. The album artwork, below, features the band stood outside the building. 180 was recorded in London at RAK Studios (produced by Pulp’s Steve Mackey), and also at The Lightship (produced by Rory Attwell).
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
Palma Violets will release their debut album on Friday 22nd Feburary 2013 via Rough Trade Records / Remote Control. The album – the title and tracklisting of which will be revealed shortly – is currently being recorded at London’s RAK studios with Pulp’s Steve Mackey.
Palma Violets formed in 2011 and cut their teeth playing gigs at their Lambeth art studio/squat Studio 180 before going on the road with Savages followed by a sold out UK tour and a string of festivals including Reading + Leeds, Secret Garden Party and Bestival. Last month they released their debut single ‘Best of Friends’ / ‘Last of the Summer Wine’on limited edition CD single and purple vinyl, which was chosen as Radio 1 Zane Lowe’s ‘Hottest Record in the World’ and ‘Next Hype’.
The band recently performed ‘Best Of Friends’ on Later… With Jools Holland. Watch below:
Check out the new video from Palma Violets for ‘Last of the Summer Wine’.
The video is directed by Gina Birch of former Rough Trade band The Raincoats who also directed many of The Libertines videos.
The track is the flipside to ‘Best of Friends’.
Palma Violets Best of Friends / Last of the Summer Wine is out now via Rough Trade/Remote Control.