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’ debut double AA single ‘Best of Friends’ / ‘Last of the Summer Wine’.
In 2012, Palma Violet toured with Alabama Shakes and Savages, appeared on Jools Holland and were nominated for the BBC Sound of 2013 Poll. They then toured the UK in February 2013 as part of the NME Awards tour alongside Django Django, Miles Kane and Peace - February 2015 sees them headlining the Tour with The Fat White Family and The Amazing Snakeheads.
Palma Violets have announced that their new album, 'Danger in the Club', will be released on 4th May 2015.