Palma Violets

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Palma Violets
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Palma Violets
Background information
Also known as'The Violets' and 'the Palma's'
OriginLambeth, London
GenresIndie rock, garage rock
Years active2011—present
LabelsRough Trade
Associated actsChildhood
Websitewww.palmaviolets.co.uk
MembersSamuel Thomas Fryer (vocals, guitar)
Alexander "Chilli" Jesson (vocals, bass)
Jeffrey Peter Mayhew (keyboards)
William Martin Doyle (drums)
Paul Band[1]
 
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Palma Violets
RaR 2013 Palma Violets.jpg
Palma Violets
Background information
Also known as'The Violets' and 'the Palma's'
OriginLambeth, London
GenresIndie rock, garage rock
Years active2011—present
LabelsRough Trade
Associated actsChildhood
Websitewww.palmaviolets.co.uk
MembersSamuel Thomas Fryer (vocals, guitar)
Alexander "Chilli" Jesson (vocals, bass)
Jeffrey Peter Mayhew (keyboards)
William Martin Doyle (drums)
Paul Band[1]

Palma Violets are an English band from Lambeth, London. The band formed in 2011, based on the musical partnership of frontmen Samuel Fryer and Chilli Jesson.

The band's musical output is primarily based around the indie rock genre, with some Garage rock and psychedelic influences. Palma Violets' first single, "Best of Friends", was voted NME's song of the year for 2012, and their debut album 180 was released on 25 February 2013.

Much like Arctic Monkeys, the band gained a substantial fan base online before the release of their first single - with multiple live videos of their gigs being uploaded by fans. The band are signed to Rough Trade Records. Palma Violets appeared on the 2013 NME Awards Tour, along with Miles Kane, Django Django and Peace. Since that time they have been heavily promoted by NME and have appeared in numerous magazine additions.

On 9 December 2012, the BBC announced that the band had been nominated for the Sound of 2013 poll.[2]

Biography[edit]

Palma Violets were formed by bassist/vocalist Alexander "Chilli" Jesson, guitarist/vocalist Samuel Thomas Fryer, keyboardist Jeffrey Peter Mayhew and drummer William Martin Doyle. On 10 January, the band premièred their track, "Step Up for the Cool Cats" on BBC Radio 1. Having been selected as Zane Lowe's Hottest Record in the World, the Steve Mackey-produced track was released on to iTunes shortly after; serving as the second single to be taken from 180 following the Rory Attwell produced debut single, and winner of NME's 'Track of the Year 2012', "Best of Friends". [3] [4]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

AlbumDetailsPeak positionsCertification
UK
[5]
SWE
[6]
1801152

Singles[edit]

TitleYearAlbum
"Best of Friends"/"Last of the Summer Wine"[8]2012180
"Step Up for the Cool Cats"[9]2013
"We Found Love"2013

Filmography[edit]

YearTelevision showPerformingDescription
2012Later... with Jools Holland"Best of Friends"
"Last of the Summer Wine"
&
"Tom the Drum"
Series 41, Episode 10[10]

Awards and nominations[edit]

YearOrganisationAwardWorkResult
2012BBCSound of 2013[2]N/ANominated
NME50 Best Tracks of 2012[11]"Best of Friends"Won
2013Best New Band[12]N/AWon

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