Palma Violets, Fat White Family: 20 Stunning Pics Of NME Awards Tour 2015 With Austin, Texas

Palma Violets, Fat White Family, Slaves and The Wytches hit the road over the last couple of weeks playing venues in Sheffield, Leeds, Newcastle, Glasgow, Nottingham, Manchester, Oxford, Birmingham, Bristol and Portsmouth. Relive the experience or catch up on what you missed with these amazing photos…


The Class of 2015 gather for the obligatory first-day-of-tour group shot backstage at Sheffield’s Leadmill.


Lambeth’s Palma Violets made the step up from second-on in 2013 to headliners for this year’s tour, previewing material from their forthcoming second album ‘Danger In The Club’ along the way.


Fat White Family’s set got cut short on the first night in Sheffield, after the band ran over their stage time. Following howling versions of the likes of ‘Auto Neutron’ and ‘Touch The Leather’, the plug was pulled on the Brixton band’s set.



Slaves’ Laurie Vincent and Isaac Holman keep the cold away with one shared scarf as they hang out in Birmingham. The duo were bumped up the bill after The Amazing Snakeheads split up the night before the tour began.


Isaac Holman takes a breather from previewing material from Slaves’ upcoming debut album, ‘Are You Satisfied’.


A shirtless Lias Saoudi meets his public during a typically chaotic Fat White Family set.


Palma Violets ended their raucous sets on the tour with a special appearance from honourary fifth member Harry Violent for a cover of Hot Nasties’ ‘Invasion Of The Tribbles’.



A very sweaty Chilli Jesson poses for photos with fans.


Isaac Holman launches himself into the crowd as Slaves’ set reaches its climax.


Brighton trio The Wytches joined the tour in place of The Amazing Snakeheads from the second night onwards, taking the prestigious opening slot on the bill.


Slaves added to the nudity on the tour, with drummer Isaac Holman regularly getting rid of his shirt midway through their set.



The 11-date tour – which came to a close last night (March 4) – catches up with Chilli Jesson, who takes the world’s most uncomfortable nap on top of his bass.


The Wytches look delighted to be a part of the tour, as they relax in Birmingham.


Fat White Family brought along their own compere for the tour. This man introduced the band each night with a series of abstracted rants.


Isaac Holman maniacally eyes up the audience while showing off his tattoos.


It’s not long before he’s back in the midst of things and having to be rescued by security.


Palma Violets treat their fans to new songs like ‘Girl You Couldn’t Do Much Better (On The Beach)’ and ‘Matador’ along with old favourites like ‘Best Of Friends’ and ‘Step Up For The Cool Cats’.