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Palma Violets: “Hopefully we can actually tour the album properly”

With festival season over, the band are looking forward to airing their new material in Norwich this weekend.

Having already made quite the impression up in Glasgow with Dutch Uncles, the Dr. Martens Stand For Something Tour is now firmly in the swing of things. Next to take to the stage: Palma Violets.

Fresh from festival season and a slew of US shows, those tykes in Palma Violets will be descending upon The Owl Sanctuary in Norwich to showcase a slew of their newest musical offerings. No strangers to ruffling feathers, the quartet seem finally ready to give their second album ‘Danger In The Club’ a proper introduction.

“Yeah, we haven’t played ‘Danger In The Club’ stuff live as much as we perhaps should’ve done,” admits the band’s Will Doyle, “because there have been festivals. That’ll change and hopefully, we can actually tour [the album] properly.” As for whether or not Mr. Doyle will be donning his trademark nightgown at the tiny show, well, it’s looking unlikely… “I’ve been banned, which is a shame! My legs looked really good in it. It’s sitting in my wardrobe just there, staring at me. Some day it will make an appearance, but right now we take ourselves too seriously.”

They’re not the only band who are gearing up to take on The Owl Sanctuary’s confines: Best Friends are looking forward to returning to some of their old haunts. “Believe it or not, Lewis and I actually grew up near Norwich,” says the band’s Tom Roper, “so we have a lot of fond memories of the ‘Wales of the East’. It’s where our taste in music developed and we experienced our first live shows - mine was The Hives, I believe Lewis’ was Louise Redknapp on her ‘Finest Moments’ tour. We also supported The Black Lips at Norwich Arts Centre last Halloween which was a dream come true.”

Palma Violets will play the Norwich leg of the Dr. Martens’ Stand For Something Tour, in association with DIY on 10th October, supported by Best Friends and The New Thieves.

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