Tag Archives: Palma Violets

Friday on My Mind: Best of the Morning Show 2013

It’s time again for Friday on My Mind. Our weekly blog post where we look at videos centered around one common theme. This is a collaborative effort between KEXP and King 5 News. As the year draws to the close, it’s a time for reflection on a lot, but for us music geeks, it’s aRead more...

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2013 Top Ten List Spotlight: Quilty 3000

For the rest of the year, we’ll be spotlighting our KEXP DJs Top Albums of 2013. View all our DJ’s favorite albums here, and see what KEXP listeners voted for in our 2013 Top 90.3 Albums Countdown here. Palma Violets, 4/26/13 // photo by Alex Crick (view set) Quilty 3000′s 2013 Top Ten Albums rankRead more...

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Friday Music News

Last year Frankie Rose, formerly of the dream pop bands Vivian Girls/Crystal Stilts/Dum Dum Girls, stepped into her own solo career and released her breezy debut album, Interstellar. This September she will follow it up with Herein Wild and today we have the first single to sink our teeth into. “Sorrow” is an effervescent, glitteringRead more...

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Live Video: Palma Violets

When Palma Violets first played live for KEXP in March at SXSW, singer/bassist Chili Jesson nearly missed the gig due to flight complications. When they came to Seattle the following month, they more than made up for it by showing up first thing in the morning for an in-studio session at KEXP’s studios. The UKRead more...

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Friday On My Mind: Favorite Recent KEXP Remote Sessions

It’s time again for Friday on My Mind our weekly blog post that is centered around one common theme. This is a collaborative effort between KEXP and King 5 News. We present to our listeners the finest in musical performances and this is not confined just to the walls of our current home at DexterRead more...

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Live Around Town This Week

This week we have a great list of shows to tell you about. Starting the week with 3 great shows at Neptune Theatre with Sparks on Monday night, James Blake on Tuesday night, and  Purity Ring on Wednesday night. Marnie Stern, SISU, and Heavy Petting are also at Barboza. On Thursday, The Thermals, Wimps, and La Luz are at Neumos,Read more...

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Thursday Music News

The National have shared Track 3 from the upcoming Trouble Will Find Me online. “Don’t Swallow the Cap” is the second song they’ve shared from the new LP, along with “Demons“, and it proves that loyal fans will be very happy with the new album. “Don’t Swallow the Cap” is much more in the veinRead more...

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Live Video: Palma Violets at SXSW

Just as their name is a consonant away from that of an iconic British candy, Palma Violets‘s sound is just shades removed from the late 70′s UK punk bands like The Clash and those who followed years later like The Libertines and Arctic Monkeys. The young rock quartet has already caused a scene in theirRead more...

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Out This Week 3/19

It should be no surprise that several of the artists topping this week’s list of new releases were making appearances at SXSW last week, but two of them were also previewing their new songs live on KEXP during our broadcast from Mellow Johnny’s Bike Shop. Billy Bragg and Palma Violets both gave memorable performances. Bragg,Read more...

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KEXP at SXSW 2013, Day 1: Palma Violets

“It’s not a perfect record, but then you wouldn’t want it to be” - The Quietus’ Emily Mackay hits the nail right on the head in her review of Palma Violets’ debut album 180: the London quartet’s most endearing quality isn’t their pop-sensible hooks, psychedelically-tinged guitar hooks, or their shambling romantic lyrics - it’s theirRead more...

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