Palma Violets have announced a Christmas single ‘Last Christmas On Planet Earth’, out today (December 1) on Rough Trade, alongside an online advent calendar.

The single will be released on limited edition 7″ and digital download, with a b-side of ‘All the Garden Birds’, sung by the Rhythm Studio Kids Choir.

The ‘alternative advent calendar’ will feature “daily reveals of covers, poems and other festive treats from some very well known indie stars as well as the boys themselves,” and can be found at the Palma Violets website. The first day reveals the new single.

The Lambeth act won NME Song of the Year back in 2012, for ‘Best Of Friends’, and have since released albums ‘180’ and ‘Danger In The Club’. Describing tracks from this year’s second album ‘Danger In The Club’, they said “it’s kind of about paranoia and getting old, and watching other people”.

Explaining the lyric “Don’t destruct my menopause” from ‘Gout! Gang! Go!’, which was written “in the dressing room in Amsterdam”, co-frontman Chilli Jesson jokingly claimed that it “relates to our mothers’ menopauses”, adding “I’m sure lots of people can relate to it… I wouldn’t read too much into [that]. But you know what? [It is] probably the most profound lyrics we’ve ever written!”

More recently, Chilli Jesson produced Public Access TV’s single ‘In Love And Alone’.

Palma Violets are finishing up a tour with a number of UK dates in early December, before heading to Europe alongside Florence and the Machine. The UK dates are as follows:

Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff (December 1, supporting The Vaccines)
Plymouth Pavilions (December 3, supporting The Vaccines)
Empress Ballroom, Blackpool (December 4, supporting The Vaccines)
The Leadmill, Sheffield (December 5, headline show)

Watch the video for ‘Last Christmas On Planet Earth’ via YouTube, below, or get it on iTunes:

This article was first featured on nme.com

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