It’s the debut single from Palma Violets then, who we’ve written about a fair bit before.
Four London chancers who got snapped up by Rough Trade, ‘Best Of Friends’ has been described as sounding like The Liber-Clash, or Echo & The Bunnymen shooting the shit with Black Lips, or the Modern Lovers fighting Julian Casablancas in some 1978-meets-2001 timewarp. Personally I think it’s simply one of the catchiest guitar songs in years, and for the good of all indie I hope radio devours it (as it rightly should).
They’re playing a last minute London show at 180 Lambeth Road tonight, or you can catch them touring the UK next month (they’re on the road from October 1-31).
This single is released on October 22 via Rough Trade. It’s a double-A, with the still-not-online ‘Last Of The Summer Wine’ the other track.