Palma Violets at The Pyramids, Portsmouth
This year’s NME Tour had a somewhat anarchic feel to it; The Whytches, Slaves, Fat White Family and Palma Violets. Palma Violets, the London quartet, never fail to impress. This is their second time on the NME Tour, and with the second album, ‘Danger in the Club’, on the way the headline tour was definitely to create some more Palma Violets hype.
The group’s raw-throated passion made the audience give a startling realistic impression of a crazy mob as they greeted every song with a bigger and bigger mosh pit. Palma played their best songs including ‘Best of Friends’ and ‘All The Garden Birds’, and although they didn’t give an encore, Palma Violets finished their set with the charismatic ’14’. They also snuck in their new album title song ‘Danger in the Club’.
What Palma Violets have done so well is kept their garage band sensation and feel, whilst they perform, but at the same time keep a professional melodic tone, who relish big guitar riffs and complex musical arrangements.
Palma Violets are known for drumming up crowd enthusiasm, and this time was no exception. If you want a full scale musical workout, seeing the indie rock group definitely will burn off some calories. Constant jumping throughout.