Palma Violets

Palma Violets

Palma Violets have come a long way since they stumbled out of their south London lair to release debut album ‘180’ in February this year. Tonight’s venue – the biggest they’ve ever played – is rammed, and the 2,500 people inside are...

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Palma Violets

Palma Violets

The history of the 100 Club is as embedded into the walls of the underground bunker that the venue operates in as the sweat of the thousands of punk bands that have played here. Tonight, though, is opened by London-via-Australia party-rockers MT,...

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Palma Violets - '180'

Palma Violets - '180'

Back in October, a week or two after Palma Violets first appeared on the cover of NME , I found myself editing the Fanmail page , sifting through the missives debating Jake Bugg’s ‘realness’ and editing out all the gratuitous c-words. But...

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Palma Violets

Palma Violets

Tonight is a very special night, as Tunbridge Wells’ Forum – deserving winner of NME ’s 2012 Best Small Venue Award – turns 20. It’s a landmark occasion for the space and one, you’d assume, they’d want to celebrate by bringing in...

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Savages/Palma Violets

Savages/Palma Violets

Tonight: proof that good new bands really are like buses. It seems like every cool kid in Liverpool has come out to see this double-header, as Savages and Palma Violets take their burgeoning hype on a joyride around the UK for the first time. They...

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Palma Violets - 'Tom The Drum'

Palma Violets - 'Tom The Drum'

Previously too cool for YouTube, Palma Violets have finally put a song online. Recorded live at the band’s south London hub, it’s rough, tough and rocks like a bastard. “ Oh, I want to be alone ” snarls frontman Sam Fryer at the start,...

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Palma Violets

Palma Violets

OK, yes, you might think we at NME have a tendency to get over-enthusiastic about bands sometimes. But listen: we’ve been down here, to this strange house in south London, a few times now, and kept our mouths shut for a couple of months. We...

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