Palma Violets are an English band from Lambeth, London. The band formed in 2011, based on the musical partnership of frontmen Samuel Thomas Fryer and Alexander "Chilli" Jesson.
The band's musical output is primarily based around the rock genre, with some Garage rock and psychedelic influences. Palma Violets' first single, "Best of Friends", was voted NME's song of the year for 2012, and their debut album 180 was released on 25 February 2013.
Much like Arctic Monkeys, the band gained a substantial fan base online before the release of their first single - with multiple live videos of their gigs being uploaded by fans. The band are signed to Rough Trade Records.Palma Violets will appear on the NME Awards Tour 2013, along with Miles Kane, Django Django and Peace.
On December 9, 2012, the BBC announced that the band had been nominated for the Sound of 2013 poll.