Hear Palma Violets’ New Single ‘Step Up For The Cool Cats’

Hear Palma Violets New Single ‘Step Up For The Cool Cats’

Palma Violets new single ‘Step Up For The Cool Cats’ premiered last night on Radio 1 as Zane Lowe’s ‘Hottest Record In The World’ and is now available to listen to online…The track was produced by Pulp’s Steve Mackey and is the follow-up to the Lambeth four-piece’s debut double A-side single ‘Best of Friends’ / ‘Last of the Summer Wine’, which was released last year.

The band only formed last year, and have been subject to intense support and associated expectation – lets be honest, it will difficult for the band to live up to the huge expectations considering just how successful ‘Best Of Friends’ was – thankfully they have not fallen into the trap of simply rehashing the out-takes; ‘Step Up For The Cool Cats’ isn’t nearly as instant, but give it a couple of listens, and it will work its way into your head.


‘Step Up For The Cool Cats’ is taken from Palma Violets debut album ‘180’ which is set for release on 25th February 2013 via Rough Trade Records.

Palma Violets are set to tour the UK as part of the forthcoming NME Awards Tour 2013 alongside Django Django, Miles Kane, and Peace

7th Feb 2013 – Newcastle O2 Academy
8th Feb 2013 – Manchester Academy 1
9th Feb 2013 – Leeds O2 Academy
12th Feb 2013 – Nottingham Rock City
13th Feb 2013 – Liverpool O2 Academy 1
15th Feb 2013 – Norwich UEA
16th Feb 2013 – Birmingham O2 Academy 1
17th Feb 2013 – Cardiff Uni Great Hall
19th Feb 2013 – Bristol O2 Academy 1
20th Feb 2013 – Bournemouth O2 Academy
21st Feb 2013 – Brighton Dome
23rd Feb 2013 – O2 Brixton

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Phil Newall is 47, from The Wirral - he earns his living not writing about music nor playing music...though sorely wishes he could. He was fortunate enough to see many of the first generation punk bands when they played the U18's matinee shows at Eric's, Liverpool. As an attendee at Eric's he was exposed to punk rock, dub reggae, art rock, and all manner of weirdness; as a customer at Probe Records he was variously served and scowled at by Pete Wylie and Pete Burns - he has written for Record Collector, Whisperin & Hollerin, and Spiral Scratch and wanted to write a book detailing the Liverpool punk scene; however with 'Head-On' Julian Cope beat him to it...and frankly did a much better job.


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