Palma Violets recruit ‘Game Of Thrones’ actor for ‘English Tongue’ video – watch

Video was directed by British DJ, musician and filmmaker Don Letts

Paul Kaye, best known for playing Thoros of Myr in Game Of Thrones, stars as a mad preacher in the video for Palma Violets ‘English Tongue’.

The video was directed by British DJ, musician and filmmaker Don Letts and was mainly shot on Portobello Road and in St John’s church in west London. Kaye, who plays the preacher, is also known for his ‘90s comic creation Dennis Pennis.


Palma Violets discuss their new album and the inspiration behind its lyrical content in this week’s NME, which is available digitally and on newsstands now.

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!”

The band are currently in the middle of a UK tour, having recently appeared on the NME Awards Tour with Austin, Texas.

Palma Violets will play the following live dates:

Cardiff Buffalo (April 25)
Leicester O2 Academy (26)
Stoke on Trent Sugarmill (27)
Reading Bowery District (29)