180 (LP)


Palma Violets

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Amoeba Review

03/18/2013

Palma Violets play unabashed British rock ’n’ roll, the kind that gets you on the cover of NME before you release a debut album (not sure if this really happened, but it may as well have). However, Palma Violets are no pretenders. While they deliver rushing three-chord rock, their songs are witty and just intricate enough to keep you interested, while the lo-fi, reverby production does wonders to smooth out their sound and rein in some of their arena ambitions. The band’s two frontmen sound like a mix between Echo and the Bunnymen’s Ian McCulloch and Arctic Monkeys’ Alex Turner, belting irresistibly on “Last of the Summer Wine,” which builds from moody instrumental to a catchy singalong halfway through, as well as on balls-out opener “Best of Friends.” Detractors may take them to task for not bringing much that’s new to the table, but echoes of classic bands from the quite well-known (The Clash, U2, The Strokes) to the cultier (The Walkmen, New Zealand jangle-rockers like The Clean) gel remarkably well across 180. For your fix of quality, young-and-hungry Britpop, look no further.



Track Listing



Side A Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Best Of Friends
Palma Violets 03:30
2.
Step Up For The Cool Cats
Palma Violets 03:08
3.
All The Garden Birds
Palma Violets 03:10
4.
Rattlesnake Highway
Palma Violets 02:36
5.
Chicken Dippers
Palma Violets 03:08
6.
Last Of The Summer Wine
Palma Violets 04:09


Side B Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Tom The Drum
Palma Violets 02:32
2.
Johnny Bagga' Donuts
Palma Violets 03:07
3.
I Found Love
Palma Violets 03:16
4.
Three Stars
Palma Violets 03:51
5.
14
Palma Violets 08:03

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