Life's sweet for Palma Violets as they announce second 2012 tour
The garage rock four-piece are following this summer's Savages support slots with a tour of their own, tickets on sale now
In the rich tradition of shabby-chic garage bands from London comes four-piece, Palma Violets. Purportedly inspired by, among others, the Libertines, it's easy to see how Sam Fryers, Chilli Jesson, Pete Mayhew and Will Doyle have been influenced by Pete and Carl and the anthems of Albion. They're even signed to Rough Trade.
Arguably, Palma Violets are not going to launch indie guitar music into new and exciting dimensions but it is just as easy to counter that they are already generating sufficient excitement for that not to matter one jot. The ramshackle garage guitar band will always be a welcome addition to the live schedules - after all, the post-Libertines era hasn't held back the Vaccines and they sound like Embrace demos.
No, the Palma Violets may not be anything new but they do offer the raw crackling sweaty excitement of four musicians playing for their lives with memorable hooks a plenty. Sometimes you just want vanilla.
The October tour kicks off in Nottingham on the 1st, followed by shows in Edinburgh, Newcastle, Middlesbrough, Wrexham, Birmingham, Leicester, Oxford, Bedford (sold out), Brighton, before the final date announced so far in Southampton on 30th October 2012. We have tickets available now, priced from as little as £6.50.
After a busy summer playing festivals and touring with Savages, Palma Violets have more juicy dates coming up. The quartet will be playing with Alabama Shakes in Oxford and Brighton (4th and 5th September) and, this Friday and Saturday, playing the Reading and Leeds festivals. It's all go.
- Fri 14th Jun 2013 Isle of Wight Festival 2013, The Stone Roses, Paul Weller, E...Seaclose Park (Newport [Isle of Wight])Buy Tickets
- Sat 6th Jul 2013 Barclaycard British Summer Time in Hyde Park 2013, The Rolli...Hyde Park (Knightsbridge)Buy Tickets
- Sun 7th Jul 2013 Eurockéennes de Belfort 2013, Blur, Skunk Anansie, My...Belfort (France)Buy Tickets
- Sun 21st Jul 2013 Benicàssim 2013, The Killers, Black Rebel Motorcycle ...Recinto de Conciertos (Benicasim)Buy Tickets
- Sat 24th Aug 2013 Reading Festival 2013, Eminem, Chase and Status, Foals, Whit...Little John's Farm (Reading)Buy Tickets
- Sun 25th Aug 2013 Leeds Festival 2013, Eminem, Chase and Status, Foals, White ...Bramham Park (Leeds)Buy Tickets
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