Forming in 2011 out of Lambeth, London, Palma Violets is a garage rock band that consists of Samuel Fryer (vocals, guitar), Chilli Jesson (vocals, bass), Peter Mayhew (keyboards), and William Doyle (drums). The band originated from the music collaboration of Fryer and Jesson. The band made a major fan base through the Internet before the release of their debut 2012 single, Best of Friends/Last of the Summer Wine. This past January the band released their latest song, “Step Up For the Cool Cats” and the track received airplay in the United Kingdom on BBC Radio 1. The single is on their 2013 full length album called 180. Listening to the track gives you a total garage rock band vibe. It has a summer like rhythm to it with lyrics like “you got me dancing in the sun,” accordion and maracas in the background, and the muffled low yet haunting vocals going on throughout the song. If you are a fan of summer rock, garage rock, or bands like The Strokes, then you will enjoy listening to Palma Violets. 180 is avaliable for streaming on iTunes and Spotify.
Check out the music video for “Step Up For the Cool Cats” here!