Palma Violets are Sam Fryer (vocals/guitar), Chilli Jesson (vocals/bass), Peter Mayhew (keyboard) and Will Doyle (drums).
The band released their debut album ‘180’ on 25th February 2013 on Rough Trade Records. The London four-piece formed last year and up until recently have had minimum online presence and no songs recorded, instead preferring people to come and experience their raucous live shows at their Lambeth studio 180. The album is named after this building, which also features on the cover. ‘180’ was recorded in London at RAK Studios (produced by Pulp’s Steve Mackey), and also at The Lightship (produced by Rory Attwell). The ’180’ tracklisting includes Palma Violets’ recently released debut double AA single ‘Best of Friends’ / ‘Last of the Summer Wine’.
This year Palma Violets have toured with Alabama Shakes and Savages, appeared on Jools Holland and been nominated for the BBC Sound of 2013 Poll. They will be touring the UK in February as part of the NME Awards tour alongside Django Django, Miles Kane and Peace.