Palma Violets have nearly 20 songs in contention for their forthcoming second album, which is pencilled in for a 2015 release.
The Rough Trade band, who are set to headline next year’s NME Awards Tour with Austin, Texas, released their debut, ‘180’, in February 2013, and are currently working on the follow-up.
Speaking in this week’s issue of NME, on newsstands and available digitally now, bassist Chilli Jesson said: “It’s all moved on from [when we played new material at] Reading and Leeds – some of the tracks we played there won’t even make the cut.”
He added: “There are so many new songs, nearly 20 at the moment, but we’re narrowing them down and we’ll change it up, throw things in. Of course the new stuff is a step forward, but the main thing I wanted to do is not go too far. We’re still holding on to what we started a band for – there’s no eight-minute jams. It’s all to the point, as it should be.”
Celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2015, the annual tour will begin in Sheffield on February 19, stopping off in Leeds, Newcastle, Glasgow, Nottingham, Manchester, Oxford, Birmingham, Bristol and Portsmouth before a final gig on March 4 at The Forum in Kentish Town, north London. Tickets going on general sale on Friday November 21 at 9am. All tickets include a 50p donation to Teenage Cancer Trust.
The NME Awards Tour with Austin, Texas dates are as follows:
Sheffield Leadmill (February 19)
Leeds O2 Academy (2)
Newcastle O2 Academy (21)
Glasgow O2 ABC (22)
Nottingham Rock City (24)
Manchester Ritz (26)
Oxford O2 Academy (27)
Birmingham Institute (28)
Bristol O2 Academy (March 2)
Portsmouth Pyramids (3)
London Forum (4)
Voting for the NME Awards 2015 with Austin, Texas has begun. You can vote now for your favourite artist to help see them get nominated in a range of categories at next year’s awards.
The NME Awards 2015 with Austin, Texas take place on February 18, 2015 at London’s O2 Academy Brixton.