Palma Violets preview new material at Live At Leeds 2014 secret show

The Lambeth band entertained The Faversham venue with unheard tracks

Palma Violets preview new material at Live At Leeds 2014 secret show

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Palma Violets previewed new material at an intimate secret performance at Live At Leeds 2014 last night (May 3).

The Lambeth quartet took to the stage at The Faversham at 9:45pm, with legions of fans being turned away at the door of the busy venue. “We’ve got some new songs and some old songs,” declared bassist Chilli Jesson by way of introduction. The band then launched into ‘Gout! Gang! Go!’, a track previously aired on Palma Violets' December tour last year.

The band played two further new songs during the 11 song set, with ‘Danger In The Club’ following a riotous version of debut album track ‘Rattlesnake Highway’ and ‘Matador’ appearing later in the night. The band closed their set with their now customary cover of Hot Nasties’ ‘Invasion Of The Tribbles’, during which the band chanted in unison “Where’s Harry?”, referring to their friend and hype man, Harry Violent.

Elsewhere at the festival, Leeds ‘supergroup’ Menace Beach opened up proceedings at the Metropolitan University. Notably absent was guitarist MJ (also of Hookworms), who had ‘phoned in sick.’ Singer Ryan insisted that his replacement, Ben Lewis “pretty much looks like MJ but with a shaved head.” To add to the identity crisis, Lewis opted to wear a Hookworms t-shirt as a nod to the absent guitarist.

Happyness played a late afternoon set at Brudenell Social Club. The band are currently on tour with Ezra Furman and were excited to be playing the Live at Leeds festival. “We’ve only been going six months,” explained bass player Jonny Allen after the show, “so it’s great to be playing Live at Leeds.”

Courtney Barnett, meanwhile, played to a packed Leeds Met Bar as she gave tracks from ‘The Double EP: A Sea Of Split Peas’ another airing. Joined by her backing band The Courtney Barnetts, the Australian singer-songwriter added power to tracks like ‘Avant Gardener’, ‘History Eraser’ and ‘Are You Looking After Yourself’.

Chloe Howl gave a peppy performance at the O2 Academy. It wasn’t her first time at the festival and the Berkshire teenager revealed that she had “the fucking best time” when she played the previous year. After revealing that her love of Leeds stems from the fact that she always gets “really drunk” here, her lively set was punctuated with recent hits ‘No Strings’ and ‘Rumour.’

Leeds University’s Mine venue was packed for The Wytches. The Brighton three-piece delivered a boisterous half hour of surf-influenced garage rock. Their final song ‘Crying Clown’ concluded with drummer Gianni Honey and bass player Daniel Rumsey both being held aloft in the crowd. Over in the Stylus, Birmingham quartet Superfood played songs from the ‘MAM’ EP, including ‘TV’ and ‘Bubbles’ to a throng of people.

Fat White Family’s pre-gig soundcheck proved such a hit with people that had turned up early enough to hear it that the band simply decided to continue. They played over the music on the PA until it was simply switched off to allow them to continue into their typically raucous set. The band, who are earning a reputation for their unruly shows, kept the physical damage to a broken ceiling section, as Joseph Pancucci hurled his bass above his head to mark the end of the show.

At Brudenell Social Club, local rockers Pulled Apart By Horses brought the evening to a chaotic close. The band have been away recording an album and played several of their new tracks, but did not share the titles of any. Singer Tom Hudson joked that he felt “alive again” after an exhausting two weeks on tour, as their audience welcomed them home with an extreme display of moshing.

Live At Leeds 2014 finishes today (May 5) with shows from Kodaline, Dum Dum Girls and Neurosis.

Palma Violets played:

’Gout! Gang! Go!’
‘Rattlesnake Highway’
‘Danger In The Club’
‘Tom The Drum’
‘Chicken Dippers’
‘Best Of Friends’
‘Step Up For The Cool Cats’
‘Matador’
‘Johnny Bagga’ Donuts’
’14’
‘Invasion Of The Tribbles’

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