Looking for typical English indie band who sing like drunks with intense rhythm guitar and sound like so bored with the world but catchy in ears?. Palma Violets is the answer. They just release their 3rd single titled “Step Up for The Cool Cats”.
Listening “Step Up for The Cool Cats”, I imagine Alex Sopranos who decided to play with The Libertines with a tight guitar riffs. Or the Stokes having fun with Alex Turner. They just looks like another English indie band, but they have an unique sound character with Pete Mayhew on keyboards. I like the way they playing music, it remains me of Joy Division or The Doors.
Palma Violets need a Hannett. Like Joy Division early on, they are being added to that ancient dark-rock lineage that began with the Doors and the Velvets. Meanwhile, the singer’s voice is being compared to Jim Morrison’s and Ian McCulloch’s – with some of the shrieking fervour of Wu Lyf’s Ellery Roberts – and the keyboardist makes a shrill noise that recalls exponents past (Ray Manzarek) and present(-ish; basically, whoever plays organ for Spiritualized). The sound rarely roams from garage-rock-psych and strives to achieve the epic and intense.
They planned to release their first album titled “180″ on 25th February 2013. It’s fascinating to follow the development of the way they playing music. I still believe they growing up into more than “just another indie band from English”.
Part of the reason for all the ‘buzz’ is that, so far, Palma Violets seem incapable of putting a foot wrong. Their previous tracks ‘Last Of The Summer Wine’ and ‘Best Of Friends’ were just the right mix of exciting, fresh and effortlessly cool. That streak continued today with the release of the brilliantly loose and composed ‘Step Up For The Cool Cats’.
Stay tuned on Asianoise.com for the latest update for Palma Violets, and don’t forget to listen their single.
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