Palma Violets fans are worried the band have split up

A flurry of tweets posted today address rumours that the Lambeth outfit may be no more.

Palma Violets fans are sharing their concern on Twitter amid rumours the band may have split up.

The Lambeth outfit haven’t posted on any of their social media accounts since a Facebook post in May. Their most recent gigs took place during the same month.

Tweets posted about the band today contain a mixture of dismay, denial and confusion. “Why am I seeing tweets about Palma violets maybe splitting,” one fan tweeted. Another wrote: “palma violets splitting up? I am not okay this is not okay.”



Palma Violets formed in 2011 and the following year their single ‘Best Friends’ was voted NME‘s best song of 2012. Then in 2013, they released debut album ‘180’ and saw it peak at Number 11 in the UK.

Their second album ‘Danger In The Club’ followed last year. Describing tracks from the album, they said at the time: “It’s kind of about paranoia and getting old, and watching other people.” They later toured as a support act for Florence and the Machine.

The band’s most recent release was the, seasonal single ‘Last Christmas On Planet Earth’, which dropped in December. When NME reached out to the band’s label, Rough Trade, for comment, a press rep replied: “Honestly no one knows.”


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