Palma Violets announce Scottish shows

The four music makers of Palma Violet tour to Stornoway in April.

The four music makers of Palma Violet tour to Stornoway in April.

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Indie four-piece and BBC Sound of 2013 nominees Palma Violets announce a string of Scottish dates taking in Inverness, Stornoway, Aberdeen and Dundee this April.

In September 2011 if you wanted to hear the most exciting new band in Britain, rather than searching on-line you knocked on a tall black door off the Lambeth Road.

Part art studio, part squat – Studio 180 was where south London’s thrilling rock’n’roll four-piece Palma Violets were holed-up writing songs their friends could dance to and throwing celebratory, ecstatic parties about which word quickly spread.

“We didn’t want to put ourselves on Facebook, Youtube or the internet because we hadn’t recorded any songs,” explains singer Sam Fryer.

“We were making this noise together in a room for fun and that’s where you had to experience it.”

Debut album ‘180’ - produced by Steve Mackey (Pulp) and Rory Attwell (Test Icicles) released on Rough Trade – is named after the studio where the band’s story began and captures the live energy of these formative shows.

The lead single ‘Best Of Friends’, a raucous and exhilarating blast of primal rock’n’roll, featuring Jesson singing the lead, was named NME’s Track Of The Year in 2012, with the magazine calling it ‘one of the most instant singles to ever be released.

Palma Violet will play in The Woodlands Centre, Stornoway, on Monday, April 14th.

Tickets are available today, Friday, March 21st, from An Lanntair arts centre or online at www.beyondhighlands.com and www.seetickets.co.uk and www.ticketmaster.co.uk