Palma Violets react to winning NME's track of the year Palma Violets Tickets

Bassist Chili Jesson says hitting top spot is 'amazing' as full list is revealed

Palma Violets react to winning NME's track of the year

Photo: Richard Johnson/NME

Palma Violets' Chili Jesson has spoken to NME about his band's single 'Best Of Friends' being named number one in NME's Best Tracks of 2012 – and you can see the full list of 50 tracks in our interactive countdown.

The song is the first single released by the hotly tipped new band and their debut single on the legendary Rough Trade label. Speaking to NME about the success of the song in the poll, Jesson was dumbfounded, stating: "That's amazing, that's fucking cool. It's such a rough, raw song. We wrote it one day and recorded it the next, so it was all pretty quick. That song is at its freshest point. Every note we're hitting, like, no one really knows what they're playing. It's tongue-in-cheek. We're making shit up as we go along and I think that's maybe why people like it. We didn't even want it to be the first single because it was so under rehearsed, but Rough Trade liked the fact anything could go wrong at any point. It's been great playing it live. People know all the words, which is amazing."

Jesson went on to play down Palma Violets achievement, humbly adding: "I really don't think it's a worthy winner. There are probably hundreds of better songs, but we're over the moon about it. I hope you guys aren't lying. Is this a prank phone call? I'm looking around for a camera."

You can read the interview in full, as well as more on every one of NME's top 50 albums and tracks of the year, in this week's magazine, which is on newsstands from today or available digitally.

Check out NME's interactive 50 Best Tracks of 2012 countdown here, and view the full lists from previous years here.


Read More On This Artist

What's The Best Song Of 2012? What's The Best Song Of 2012?

Video: What's The Best Song Of 2012?

Palma Violets Tickets
Date/Time Venue Seetickets Viagogo


Buy Palma Violets Tickets

from £12

Buy Palma Violets Tickets


Buy Palma Violets Tickets

from £10

Buy Palma Violets Tickets


Buy Palma Violets Tickets

from £12

Buy Palma Violets Tickets


Buy Palma Violets Tickets

from £12

Buy Palma Violets Tickets

back to top

More News
Jessie Ware concludes UK tour with second sell-out London gig
Katy Perry reveals nerves ahead of Super Bowl halftime performance
Laura Marling performs new material at tiny London show
Richey Edwards' sister recalls family strife on 20th anniversary of disappearance
James Blunt responds to Noel Gallagher 'boring' claim
Carl Barat describes new Libertines songs as 'surprisingly upbeat'
Mystery user makes 110 supposed Aphex Twin demos free to download
Blink-182 begin rehearsals without Tom DeLonge
Whitney Houston's daughter Bobbi Kristina in hospital after being found unresponsive in bathtub
D'Angelo performs 'Black Messiah' songs live on 'Saturday Night Live' -...
Q-Tip makes guest appearance at Jack White's sold-out Madison Square Garden show – watch
Noel Gallagher says songs about his own life would be 'more boring than James Blunt'
Alice Cooper offers to chop off Motley Crue's heads to close their final tour
Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger snapped in the studio with One Direction
The Pop Group share video for new single 'Mad Truth' – watch
Sleaford Mods slam Kasabian's 'rock 'n' roll is dead' comments at London...
TI wants Iggy Azalea to forget about social media beefs and focus on her music
Palma Violets bring chaos as they preview new material at tiny Scunthorpe gig
Rihanna shares behind the scenes clip of Kanye West and Paul McCartney collaboration video
Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland on recent Instagram comments: "It's a joke with truth...
Gorillaz creator Jamie Hewllet: 'Yes Gorillaz Returns'
'The Wire' star Dominic West raps to promote new film 'Guillemot'

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Inside NME.COM