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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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Palma Violets Tour Dates 2015
date city state venue 05/25/2015 Minneapolis MN 7th Street Entry 05/22/2015 Columbus OH A and R Music Bar 05/21/2015 Pittsburgh PA Brillobox 05/20/2015 Brooklyn NY Music Hall of Williamsburg 05/19/2015 Allston MA Great Scott 05/18/2015 New York NY Bowery Ballroom 05/16/2015 Montreal QC Petit Campus 05/15/2015 Toronto ON The Garrison 05/14/2015 Ferndale MI The Loving Touch 05/12/2015 Philadelphia PA Johnny Brenda's 05/11/2015 Washington DC Rock and Roll Hotel 05/10/2015 Carrboro NC Cat's Cradle Back Room 05/08/2015 Atlanta GA Central Park Atlanta 05/07/2015 Kingston upon Thames Ktt McCluskys 05/04/2015 London London Rough Trade East 04/27/2015 Stoke-on-Trent Ste The Sugarmill 04/26/2015 Leicester Lei O2 Academy Leicester 04/25/2015 Cardiff Cardiff Buffalo 04/23/2015 Hebden Bridge W York Trades Club 04/21/2015 York North Yorkshire York Duchess 04/17/2015 Norwich Nfk Norwich Waterfront 04/16/2015 Southend-on-Sea Ess Chinnerys 03/28/2015 Santa Ana CA The Observatory 03/25/2015 Los Angeles CA The Echo 03/24/2015 San Francisco CA Rickshaw Stop 03/16/2015 Brooklyn NY Baby's All Right 03/04/2015 London Lnd The Forum 03/03/2015 Portsmouth Hampshire Portsmouth Pyramids Centre 03/02/2015 Bristol Bst O2 Academy Bristol 02/28/2015 Birmingham War The Institute 02/27/2015 Oxford Oxf O2 Academy Oxford 02/26/2015 Manchester Man The Ritz 02/24/2015 Nottingham Ntt Rock City 02/22/2015 Glasgow Rfw O2 ABC Glasgow 02/21/2015 Newcastle upon Tyne T & W O2 Academy Newcastle 02/20/2015 Leeds Yorkshire O2 Academy Leeds 02/19/2015 Sheffield Syk The Leadmill 02/13/2015 Tunbridge Wells Ken The Forum
Palma Violets Tour Dates 2014
date city state venue 11/14/2014 Paris ?? La Boule Noire 11/13/2014 Tourcoing B4 Le Grand Mix 08/22/2014 Leeds Yorkshire Bramham Park 08/21/2014 Hitchin Hertfordshire Club 85 04/17/2014 Stockton-on-Tees Dal Georgian Theatre 04/16/2014 Dundee Dnd Beat Generator Live ! 04/15/2014 Aberdeen Aberdeenshire The Tunnels 04/14/2014 Stornoway Els Woodlands Centre 04/13/2014 Inverness Inverclyde The Ironworks 04/11/2014 Cork C Cyprus Avenue 04/09/2014 Galway G Roisin Dubh 04/08/2014 Dublin D The Workman's Club 04/07/2014 Belfast Bfs Voodoo 04/06/2014 Limerick LK Dolans Limerick 02/13/2014 Jacksonville FL Aboard the Carnival Fascination
Palma Violets Tour Dates 2013
date city state venue 12/05/2013 London Lnd Coronet Theatre London 12/04/2013 Brighton Sxe Concorde 2 12/03/2013 Bristol Bst O2 Academy Bristol 11/30/2013 Plymouth Dev Plymouth University 11/29/2013 Coventry Wmd Coventry Kasbah 11/28/2013 Oxford Oxf O2 Academy Oxford 11/26/2013 Manchester Man The Ritz 11/25/2013 Norwich Nfk Norwich Waterfront 11/23/2013 Glasgow Rfw O2 ABC Glasgow 11/22/2013 Newcastle upon Tyne T & W Newcastle University 11/21/2013 Leeds Wyk Leeds Metropolitan University 11/19/2013 Lincoln Lin Engine Shed 11/18/2013 Wolverhampton West Midlands Wulfrun Hall 11/03/2013 Brussels Bru Ancienne Belgique 11/02/2013 Amsterdam ?? Melkweg 10/20/2013 San Francisco CA Treasure Island 10/19/2013 San Francisco CA Treasure Island 10/19/2013 San Francisco CA Treasure Island 10/19/2013 Los Angeles CA El Rey Theatre 10/18/2013 Berkeley CA Lower Sproul Plaza 10/16/2013 Portland OR Crystal Ballroom 10/15/2013 Vancouver BC Venue 10/14/2013 Seattle WA Neumos 10/12/2013 Mexico City ?? Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez 10/09/2013 New York NY Webster Hall 10/06/2013 Minneapolis MN Triple Rock Social Club 10/05/2013 Madison WI High Noon Saloon 10/04/2013 Chicago IL Lincoln Hall 09/24/2013 Birmingham AL Bottle Tree 09/21/2013 Miami FL Gramps 09/19/2013 New Orleans LA One Eyed Jacks 09/18/2013 Denton TX Dan's Silverleaf 09/17/2013 Austin TX Red 7 09/14/2013 San Diego CA The Casbah 09/06/2013 London London Roundhouse 08/30/2013 Salisbury Dor Larmer Tree Gardens 08/23/2013 Leeds Yorkshire Bramham Park 08/23/2013 Leeds Yorkshire Bramham Park 08/12/2013 Shibuya Club Quattro 08/06/2013 Los Angeles CA Echoplex 08/04/2013 Chicago IL Grant Park 08/04/2013 Chicago IL Schubas Tavern 08/03/2013 Toronto ON Fort York National Historic Site 08/02/2013 Montreal QC Parc Jean-Drapeau 08/02/2013 Montreal QC Parc Jean-Drapeau 08/02/2013 Chicago IL Grant Park 07/30/2013 Sydney Nsw Oxford Art Factory 07/29/2013 Northcote SA Northcote Social Club 07/12/2013 Kinross ?? Balado Airfield 07/06/2013 London London Hyde Park 07/02/2013 Arendal Tromoya 06/26/2013 Pilton Som Worthy Farm 06/14/2013 Landgraaf Lim Megaland 06/13/2013 Newport Iow Seaclose Park 06/12/2013 Paris Ville De Paris Le Trabendo 05/25/2013 London Lnd Victoria Park 05/24/2013 Amsterdam Nhl Paradiso 05/21/2013 Nijmegen GE Doornroosje 05/10/2013 New York NY Bowery Ballroom 05/10/2013 New York NY Multiple NYC Venues 05/09/2013 Brooklyn NY Music Hall of Williamsburg 05/08/2013 Philadelphia PA Johnny Brenda's 05/07/2013 Washington DC Rock and Roll Hotel 05/06/2013 Boston MA Brighton Music Hall 05/04/2013 Montreal QC Club Lambi 05/03/2013 Toronto ON Lee's Palace 05/02/2013 Cleveland Heights OH Grog Shop 05/01/2013 Chicago IL Schubas Tavern 04/27/2013 Seattle WA Barboza 04/26/2013 Vancouver BC Biltmore Cabaret 04/25/2013 Portland OR Holocene 04/23/2013 San Francisco CA The Independent 04/19/2013 Indio CA Empire Polo Field 04/18/2013 Pioneertown CA Pappy and Harriets Pioneertown Palace 04/17/2013 Los Angeles CA The Echo 04/16/2013 Los Angeles CA Fonda Theatre 04/15/2013 San Diego CA Humphreys Concerts by the Bay 04/12/2013 Indio CA Empire Polo Field 04/09/2013 London Lbh Electric Brixton 04/06/2013 Ghent Vov Charlatan 04/05/2013 Paris Ville De Paris La Fleche d'Or 04/04/2013 Zurich ZH Exil 04/02/2013 Hamburg HH Molotow 03/31/2013 Copenhagen Beta 03/30/2013 Stockholm AB Debaser Medis 03/28/2013 Amsterdam North Holland Bitterzoet 03/26/2013 Oxford Oxf O2 Academy Oxford 03/25/2013 London Kec Royal Albert Hall 03/24/2013 Middlesbrough Rcc The Middlesbrough Empire 03/22/2013 Edinburgh Edh Electric Circus 03/21/2013 Sheffield Wyk Queens Social Club 03/20/2013 Cambridge Cam Cambridge Junction 03/19/2013 Exeter Devon The Lemon Grove 03/15/2013 Austin TX Club De Ville 02/23/2013 London London O2 Academy Brixton 02/21/2013 Brighton Bnh Brighton Dome 02/20/2013 Bournemouth Dor O2 Academy Bournemouth 02/17/2013 Cardiff Cardiff Great Hall Cardiff University Student Union 02/16/2013 Birmingham W Mids O2 Academy Birmingham 02/15/2013 Norwich Nfk The Nick Rayns LCR 02/13/2013 Liverpool Lan O2 Academy Liverpool 02/11/2013 Glasgow Glg O2 Academy Glasgow 02/09/2013 Leeds Yorkshire O2 Academy Leeds 02/08/2013 Manchester Lancashire Manchester Academy 02/07/2013 Newcastle upon Tyne T & W O2 Academy Newcastle 02/07/2013 Manchester Gtm Manchester Academy 2 01/30/2013 Brooklyn NY Glasslands Gallery 01/29/2013 Philadelphia PA Kung Fu Necktie 01/28/2013 Brooklyn NY Glasslands Gallery 01/27/2013 Cambridge MA The Sinclair 01/25/2013 Chicago IL Schubas Tavern 01/24/2013 Toronto ON Horseshoe Tavern 01/23/2013 Brooklyn NY Glasslands Gallery 01/22/2013 Cambridge MA The Middle East 01/11/2013 Groningen GR Vera 01/10/2013 London London Boston Music Room
Palma Violets Tour Dates 2012
date city state venue 10/31/2012 Bristol Bst The Exchange 10/30/2012 Southampton Southampton Joiners 10/29/2012 Brighton Sxe Green Door Store 10/27/2012 Tunbridge Wells Ken The Forum 10/26/2012 Bedford Bdf Esquires 10/25/2012 London Lnd Brixton Jamm 10/23/2012 Oxford Oxf Jericho Tavern 10/22/2012 Leicester Lei O2 Academy Leicester 10/19/2012 Cardiff Crf Clwb Ifor Bach 10/18/2012 Preston Lancashire 53 Degrees 10/14/2012 York Yor The Duchess 10/11/2012 Middlesbrough Middlesbrough Westgarth Social Club 10/10/2012 Newcastle upon Tyne T & W The Cluny 10/09/2012 Glasgow Rfw Stereo 10/08/2012 Edinburgh Edh Electric Circus 10/05/2012 Stoke-on-Trent Ste The Sugarmill 10/03/2012 Manchester Lan Manchester The Deaf Institute 10/01/2012 Nottingham Ngm Bodega Social