Palma Violets have been confirmed as the latest band added to this year’s Live At Leeds festival.
The band join a line-up that includes The Cribs, Carl Barat & The Jackals, Dry The River, Dutch Uncles and Thurston Moore for the festival, which takes place May 1-4 and will feature over 200 bands across 20 stages.
Palma Violets release new album ‘Danger In The Club’ on May 4. Speaking to NME earlier this year, the band revealed that most of the tracks on the record are original demos taken from the band’s writing sessions at The Doghouse studios in Wales, where Babyshambles have previously worked.
Vocalist and guitarist Sam Fryer discussed the band’s “youthful sound” and their desire to release unedited, original music. “It’s best when everything’s fresh,” Fryer says. “We’re a ‘moment’ band. We’re still 21 or 22 and this record sounds youthful. As soon as we heard those 15 demos from The Doghouse, we knew we were making something great.”
The band recently played two gigs, including a chaotic how at The Lincoln Imp in Scunthorpe, and headlined the NME Awards Tour with Austin, Texas.
Other acts confirmed for Live At Leeds this year include Slaves, Stormzy, Gaz Coombes, George The Poet, Hookworms, Lawson, MNEK, Spector, Tobias Jesso Jr, Telegram, Joanna Gruesome and Childhood, among others.
Live At Leeds festival is now in its eighth year and aims to feature a mix of local talent and nationally-known names. The festival was crowned the Best Metropolitan Festival at last year’s UK Festival Awards.
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