Words: Howard Gorman
Already labelled as the saviours of indie rock after only having a couple of tracks to their name on the net, Palma Violets really have their work cut out to live up to the hype. 'Best Of Friends' is the band’s first single proper, aptly blending garage and indie rock.
Despite all the comparisons to big boys The Libertines this track tips it’s hat more firmly towards The Cribs and as a first single is as immediate as it needed to be. Vocalist/guitarist Sam Fryer gives it all he has, shouting down the mic with all his might, reminiscent of Swedish garage rockers The Hives.
Production values aplenty, the band has pulled off a great job of capturing their live energy whilst the high point of the track comes in the form of an intrepid solo guitar riff towards the end. Why does it come as no surprise that they've been hailed one of the best guitar bands on the live circuit?
'Best Of Friends' was released on October 22 on Rough Trade. Find more info at palmaviolets.co.uk.