Posted by Universal Music Publishing on 25 February 2013
Palma Violets release their hotly anticipated debut album ‘180’ today 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 for 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.
NME's verdict is that Palma Violets "deliver enough scuzz and raw charm to ensure their debut will become the new soundtrack to your life" whilst Line of Best Fit describe '180' as "rammed full with jangly, addictive melodies".
Despite being one of the most hyped bands of last year (culminating in NME selecting their debut single 'Best of Friends' as the No 1. Track of 2012), the band seem to have their feet firmly on the ground. Speaking to NME bassist/vocalist Chilli Jesson said, “Every note we're hitting, no one really knows what they're playing. We're making shit up as we go along and I think that's maybe why people like it.”
‘180’ was recorded in London at RAK Studios (produced by Pulp’s Steve Mackey), and also at The Lightship (produced by Rory Attwell).