Palma Violets: 'We hated 'Best Of Friends''

The band thought their debut single was 'so predictable'

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Palma Violets have said that they initially hated their single 'Best Of Friends'.

Speaking in a podcast on MTV Hive Samuel Thomas Fryer of the band said at first they weren't keen on the song as it was "so predictable". He commented: "It's actually our only song with a real structure - verse/chorus/verse/chorus - and we actually initially hated it, because we thought it was so predictable. 'Oh, god, we've written a stadium rock song!' The first time we played it, we were actually quite embarrassed to play it. And then people started saying, 'Oh, that's probably your catchiest song. I think it might be your first single.'"

Palma Violets recently released a brand new video for 'Best Of Friends'. Click below to watch the new, black and white promo for the song which NME named as 2012's Best Track of the Year.

The track will be re-released on July 1 and will be accompanied by the new promo clip, directed by Vivien Weyrauch and Fabian Röttger. The release comes ahead of the London band's support slot for The Rolling Stones at Hyde Park on July 6. The song is taken from their debut album, '180'.

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