Palma Violets readies sophomore album
Get excited, Palma Violets fans! The band says it has nearly 20 songs in contention for its forthcoming second album, which is slated for release sometime in 2015.
The band, which is set to headline next year's NME Awards Tour, released its debut album "180" back in February 2013 and is finally getting ready to show off all its hard work on the follow-up sophomore effort.
In a recent issue of NME, bassist Chilli Jesson said, "It's all moved on from [when we played new material at] Reading and Leeds – some of the tracks we played there won't even make the cut."
Jesson later add, "There are so many new songs, nearly 20 at the moment, but we're narrowing them down and we'll change it up, throw things in. Of course the new stuff is a step forward, but the main thing I wanted to do is not go too far. We're still holding on to what we started a band for – there's no eight-minute jams. It's all to the point, as it should be."
Palma Violets will headline the aforementioned NME Awards Tour 2015 with Austin, Texas, with Fat White Family, The Amazing Snakeheads and Slaves also completing the bill on all dates.
Celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2015, the annual tour will begin in Sheffield on February 19, also stopping in Leeds, Newcastle, Glasgow, Nottingham, Manchester, Oxford, Birmingham, Bristol and Portsmouth before wrapping on March 4 at The Forum in Kentish Town, north London. All tickets sales include a donation to Teenage Cancer Trust.
Are Palma Violets the 'Next Big Thing'? (Created June 13, 2013)
Many bands and artists claim to be 'the next big thing' in Indie music. But few have the credibility and popularity of Palma Violets, whose very British sound has made its way around the globe.
Though Palma Violets only formed back in 2011, this group based on the partnership of frontman Samuel Fryer and Chilli Jesson has already grown a huge fan base, thanks to their mix of rock, garage rock and psychedelic sounds. Along with keyboardist Jeff Mayhew and drummer William Doyle, their first single "Best of Friends" ran away with NME's song of the year selection for 2012, and their debut album followed on February 25, 2013.
That aforementioned album, "180," was hailed by critics and seemed to put the Palma Violets in the same category as The Libertines and The Strokes. Many said the guitar riff to "Best of Friends" instantly set the tone for the rest of the project, its sound of summer festivals and lazy days shining through.
Oddly enough, the band made headlines for saying they initially hated the single that made them breakthrough stars. Fryer himself called the song "so predictable" and said they were actually quite embarrassed to play it. But when fans reacted and labeled the song to be catchy and clever, Palma Violets issued a brand new video and later decided to re-release the track. All this is in lead-up to their supporting slot for The Rolling Stones at Hyde Park on July 6.
Palma Violets currently appear on the NME Awards Tour 2013, along with Miles Kane, Django Django and Peace.
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