Album: Palma Violets, 180 (Rough Trade)
Sunday 24 February 2013
Nature abhors a vacuum, and so does a record-company roster.
With Pete'n'Carl on hiatus, Palma Violets are very much a new Libertines for Rough Trade, right down to the typeface of their logo. Four messy young lads playing hook-heavy indie rock that recalls a depoliticised Clash and Inspiral Carpets (as well as the aforementioned Libs), it's a nailed-on hit with its target demographic. As long as you don't ask too much of it, it's good knockabout rowdy fun.
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