'It's brilliant but daunting'
Forget 1970s confectionery – despite their name there is nothing sweet or sugary about London band Palma Violets.
The grunge group, who have had praise piled on them from the likes of the NME, say the reaction to their music in such a short space of time has been "brilliant but daunting".
Frontman Sam Fryer and the lads have only been together for just over a year but were snapped up by Rough Trade Records having only written five songs.
They are now touring the country and heading to Hull for the first time this month.
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"We've only just started the tour but there's already been a few funny stories," said Sam, 20.
"We went to an open mic night in Nottingham and once we got up loads of people left. They just weren't feeling the vibe and I think we annoyed some of the regulars."
Pub punters might not have appreciated their music, but the critics certainly do and fans can't wait to get their mitts on debut single Best Of Friends, which is out later this month.
Sam said: "We're bringing it out as a CD single, which nobody ever does anymore.
"I think it'll be nice for people to take something home with them.
"We've been in and out of the studio and aim to have our album out by January or February time.
"Hopefully, we will sell millions and millions," he laughed.
The strong bond between the lads, who have known each other for a number of years, has helped cement them as a hard-working band dedicated to delivering energetic live performances.
Sam said: "Our keyboard player, Pete Mayhew, is the hardest working member of the band.
"He's the backbone of Palma Violets and keeps us all together.
"We got together last September and just started doing a few gigs and news of our music spread like wildfire.
"It's going to be a real adventure on tour and we hope everyone who comes to the Hull show has a great night.
"There's always a good vibe.
"It's all come at once for us and we just hope we can live up to the hype."