Indie four-piece Palma Violets formed after a chance meeting around a campfire at the Reading festival.
It brought together the enigmatic front pairing of Sam Fryar and the spectacularly-named Chilli Jesson. Keyboardist Peter Mayhew and drummer Will Doyle complete the line-up.
The foursome spent much of 2012 writing tracks and playing gigs for friends and family in a room in their south London art space, Studio 180.
Those fevered live shows brought them to the attention of legendary indie label Rough Trade (The Strokes, The Libertines) who snapped them up.
"We formed the band out of a frustration of when we were going around and watching other bands. ... We felt as though we couldn't feel the music," Fryar told the BBC recently.
The buzz has seen them touted as one of the bands who may propel British indie guitar music back into the charts in 2013.
They've already been christened Zane Lowe's Hottest Record and their single Best Of Friends was also recently voted NME's track of the year. Their debut album is scheduled to be released in February.
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- Palma Violets - Best Of Friendshttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02vty1x.jpg2015-06-28T19:14:00ZPalma Violets perform Best Of Friends at Glastonbury 2015http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/fe756f55-e4ef-4eb0-a750-fb0ec1d872c5?clipfocus=p02vty22Selected ClipSelected ClipVideo 4 mins
Palma Violets - Best Of Friends
- Palma Violets - Reading Festival highlightshttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01fpm71.jpg2013-09-22T11:00:00ZHighlights of Palma Violets' set on the Radio 1/NME stage at Reading Festival 2013http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/fe756f55-e4ef-4eb0-a750-fb0ec1d872c5?clipfocus=p01h3rtcSelected ClipSelected ClipVideo 7 mins
Palma Violets - Reading Festival highlights
- Palma Violets - Glastonbury highlightshttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01dby9j.jpg2013-07-31T21:30:00ZHighlights of Palma Violets' set on the Park stage at Glastonbury 2013.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/fe756f55-e4ef-4eb0-a750-fb0ec1d872c5?clipfocus=p01dby9kSelected ClipSelected ClipVideo 5 mins
Palma Violets - Glastonbury highlights
- Palma Violets Interviewhttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01557bt.jpg2013-02-15T18:20:00ZPalma Violets speak to Lauren Laverne ahead of their 6 Music Live session.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/fe756f55-e4ef-4eb0-a750-fb0ec1d872c5?clipfocus=p01557frSelected ClipSelected ClipVideo 6 mins
Palma Violets Interview
- Palma Violets talk to Huw Stephens and play live from Maida Valehttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0127522.jpg2012-12-10T00:00:00ZPalma Violets are in session at Maida Vale studios and chat with Huw Stephens about their music.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/fe756f55-e4ef-4eb0-a750-fb0ec1d872c5?clipfocus=p0127p3vSelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 15 mins
Palma Violets talk to Huw Stephens and play live from Maida Vale
- Palma Violets Live In Sessionhttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02cl904.jpg2012-10-17T23:00:20ZLondon band Palma Violets are in session at Maida Vale for Huw.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/fe756f55-e4ef-4eb0-a750-fb0ec1d872c5?clipfocus=p00zxkmwSelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 15 mins
Palma Violets Live In Session
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