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Palma Violets
RaR 2013 Palma Violets.jpgPalma Violets
Background information
Also known as'The Violets' and 'the Palmas'
OriginLambeth, London
GenresIndie rock, garage rock
Years active2011-present
LabelsRough Trade
Associated actsChildhood, Baby Strange and Telegram
MembersSamuel Thomas Fryer
Alexander "Chilli" Jesson
Jeffrey Peter Mayhew
William Martin Doyle
Paul Band[1]

Palma Violets are an English band from Lambeth, London. The band formed in 2011, based on the musical partnership of frontmen Samuel Fryer and Chilli Jesson.

The band's musical output is primarily in the indie rock genre, with some garage rock and psychedelic influences. Palma Violets' first single, "Best of Friends", was voted NME's song of the year for 2012, and their debut album 180 was released on 25 February 2013.

Much like The Libertines, the band gained a substantial fan base online before the release of their first single - with multiple live videos of their gigs being uploaded by fans. The band are signed to Rough Trade Records. Palma Violets appeared on the 2013 NME Awards Tour, along with Miles Kane, Django Django and Peace. Since that time they have been heavily promoted by NME and have appeared in numerous magazine editions.

On 9 December 2012, the BBC announced that the band had been nominated for the Sound of 2013 poll.[2]


  • 1 Biography
  • 2 Discography
    • 2.1 Studio albums
    • 2.2 EPs
    • 2.3 Singles
  • 3 Filmography
  • 4 Awards and nominations
  • 5 References
  • 6 External links


Palma Violets were formed by bassist/vocalist Alexander "Chilli" Jesson, guitarist/vocalist Samuel Thomas Fryer, keyboardist Jeffrey Peter Mayhew and drummer William Martin Doyle (not to be confused with East India Youth). On 10 January, the band premièred their track, "Step Up for the Cool Cats" on BBC Radio 1. Having been selected as Zane Lowe's Hottest Record in the World, the Steve Mackey-produced track was released on to iTunes shortly after; serving as the second single to be taken from 180 following the Rory Attwell produced debut single, and winner of NME's 'Track of the Year 2012', "Best of Friends". [3] [4]

On February 16th, the band premiered the track "Danger in the Club" on BBC Radio 1. The next day they announced the release of their new album Danger in the Club, produced by John Leckie would be released May 4th via Rough Trade Records.


  1. ^ Jenkins, Mark (8 May 2013). "Music". The Washington Post. 
  2. ^ a b "Sound of 2013 Profiles: Palma Violets". BBC. 2012-12-09. Retrieved 2012-12-17. 
  3. ^ "Hear Palma Violets' new single 'Step Up for the Cools Cats'". Contact Music. 2012-01-10. Retrieved 2012-01-12. 
  4. ^ "Albums and Tracks of the Year 2012". NME. 
  5. ^ "Archive Chart". UK Albums Chart. The Official Charts Company. Retrieved 5 March 2013. 
  6. ^ " Palma Violets discography page". Retrieved 2013-03-01. 
  7. ^ "Palma Violets - '180' - Digital Download". iTunes. Retrieved 2013-01-12. 
  8. ^ "Palma Violets - Invasion of the Tribbles". Rough Trade Records. 
  9. ^ "Palma Violets - "Best of Friends"/"Last of the Summer Wine" - Digital Download". iTunes. Retrieved 2013-01-12. 
  10. ^ "Palma Violets - "Step Up for the Cools Cats" - Digital Download". iTunes. Retrieved 2013-01-12. 
  11. ^ "Later... with Jools Holland - Series 41, Episode 10". BBC. 2012-11-30. Retrieved 2012-12-22. 
  12. ^ "50 Best Tracks of 2012". NME. 2012-11-20. Retrieved 8 January 2013. 
  13. ^ "NME Awards 2013 winners list in full". London: The Independent. 27 February 2012. Retrieved 1 March 2013. 
  14. ^ "The Q Awards 2013 Nominations Announcement". Record Of The Day. 5 September 2013. Retrieved 15 March 2014. 
  15. ^ "NME Awards 2014: All the nominees in full". Digital Spy. 15 January 2014. Retrieved 15 March 2014. 
  16. ^ "NME Awards 2014: All the nominees in full". Digital Spy. 15 January 2014. Retrieved 15 March 2014. 
  17. ^ "The 59th Ivor Novello Awards nominees revealed". M Magazine. 24 April 2014. Retrieved 3 March 2015. 

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