Palma Violets say new album lyrics are about paranoia, growing old and ‘our mothers’ menopauses’

The band release their second album 'Danger In The Club' in May

Palma Violets have discussed their new album and the inspiration behind its lyrical content.

The British band will release their second LP, ‘Danger In The Club’, on May 4, following 2013’s ‘180’.

Speaking to NME for this week’s issue, available digitally and on newsstands now, singer Samuel Fryer said that he has aimed to be “more honest” with his songwriting.


Of the track ‘English Tongue’, recently released online, 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!”

Regarding the numerous American-themed tracks on the album (‘Hollywood (I Got It)’, ‘Secrets Of America’), Fryer hit out at “people [who] think we’re being so typical – a British band writing a song about [touring] America”. The singer said they’re instead “doing it for the custom officers”.

Speaking previously about the album, drummer Will Doyle told NME: “It’s hard to sum it up in just a few words. It means such a great deal to us and hopefully we’ve managed to record that. It was good, we went in with [producer] John Leckie in Rockfield [studio] and some other places and he kind of just let us do our thing and helped us out with the songs and writing them. We’re at our most creative on this album.”

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

Palma Violets will play the following live dates:

Wakefield Hop (April 22)
Cardiff Buffalo (25)
Leicester O2 Academy (26)
Stoke on Trent Sugarmill (27)
Reading Bowery District (29)


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