Palma Violets perform live on James Corden’s US talk show – watch

The British band played 'Girl, You Couldn’t Do Much Better On The Beach' on 'The Late Late Show'

Palma Violets performed on US television on Monday night (June 8), appeared on James Corden‘s Late Late Show talk show.

The British band released their second LP, ‘Danger In The Club’, in May, with the record following on from 2013’s ‘180’. Appearing on Corden’s late-night show, the group ran through album track ‘Girl, You Couldn’t Do Much Better On The Beach’. Watch their performance below.

READ: NME Review of ‘Danger In The Club’


Palma Violets discussed their new album and the inspiration behind its lyrical content in a recent issue of NME. Speaking about ‘English Tongue’, frontman Sam Fryer said that it’s “kind of about paranoia and getting old, and watching other people”.

Explaining the lyric “Don’t destruct my menopause” from ‘Gout! Gang! Go!’, which was written “in the dressing room in Amsterdam”, co-frontman Chilli Jesson jokingly claimed that it “relates to our mothers’ menopauses”, adding “I’m sure lots of people can relate to it… I wouldn’t read too much into [that]. But you know what? [It is] probably the most profound lyrics we’ve ever written!”

Reviewing the band’s album in April, NME‘s Barry Nicolson wrote: “‘Danger In The Club’ works best when Palma Violets are drunk on their own enthusiasm, hurtling through the likes of ‘Gout! Gang! Go!’ and ‘Girl, You Couldn’t Do Much Better On The Beach’ like a cartoonish Clash, with Jesson and Fryer warbling and whinnying over each other’s vocals. Like piss artists who insist they’re still OK to drive, they occasionally take it too far – both ‘Matador’ and ‘Peter And The Gun’ drag on a bit, the former sounding like a hemorrhaged Libertines, the latter full of abrupt tempo changes that they don’t quite have the nuance to pull off. Still, with any band whose music teeters on the brink of collapse, there are always going to be instances where the wheels do come spinning off. Chaos isn’t chaotic when everything goes according to plan.”


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