Exclusive: Air hockey, raging bulls and Palma Violets: Kid Wave share exclusive tour diary

Air hockey, raging bulls and Palma Violets: Kid Wave share exclusive tour diary

London dreamers have just rounded off dates across the UK - check out their photo-tastic account.

Kid Wave spent most of their waking minutes penning escapist, guitar-drenched tracks - the likes of which make up their forthcoming debut album ‘Wonderlust’. So you’d hazard a guess that this tour lark might be right up their street. Knackered vans, late nights and life-saving Travelodges? It’s all in their nature.

But how’s this for a test? Touring the country with Palma Violets, a band who spend most of their time boozing, cackling like pirates and every so often retreating to the countryside for some ‘me time’. Few tours could come more chaotic.

So when Kid Wave said they’d cover the whole run and give DIY a photo-centric guide to their tour, we couldn’t exactly say no. Indie gossip columns at the ready, we were expecting scandalous photos of Chilli Jesson ditching the booze and going for a cranberry juice instead. What we actually received were a bunch of lovely photos - some more alcohol-fuelled than others - of the great English countryside and behind-the-scenes access.

Check out Kid Wave’s exclusive tour diary below.

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Day 1: Southend Chinnery’s

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Southend we here.

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Serra soundchecking drums and writing important emails at the same time.

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Best air hockey place in Essex. 10 outta 10.

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En route again. Buh bye Southend.

Day 2: Norwich Waterfront

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Service station blues.

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Serra multitasking at soundcheck again. This gal.

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Pre gig dance warm up.

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Dinner for two somewhere on a bridge in Norwich.

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Introducing our sassy TM Stevie, occasionally taking photos of us taking photos of him.

Day 3: Hull The Welly

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Feeding Stevie with crisps on our way to Hull.

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Post show lovin’. Will and Chilli.

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Hull. Definitely good vibes.

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Purple hair kinda good vibes even.

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Blurry/arty picture. Palmas live.

Day 4: York Duchess

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Another day, another service station.

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Exploring York. Climbing/struggling with the Great Constantine.

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KW riverside.

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Soundcheck. One two one two one two one two…

Day 5: Wakefield The Hop

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Stevie took us to the country to breath some fresh Yorkshire air.

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Met and hung out with the locals..

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Took selfies with them.

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Thanks to Harry not respecting the locals we actually got chased by them. Took a little while to recover.

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Soundcheck. Ya know the deal.

Day 6: Hebden Bridge Trades Club

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Last day on the road with Palmas and we’re in Hebden Bridge.

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Two frogs doing it on the streets of Hebden. We were there to document it.

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Palma boys love their cricket. We documented that as well.

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The dog is just not having it.

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Mattias ready for some band-in-a-van time. Bye Hebden Bridge and thanks for this time Palma Violets, it’s been special.

Kid Wave’s debut album ‘Wonderlust’ is out 1st June on Heavenly Recordings.