Sounds of Liverpool Psych Fest #2: Palma Violets

It is a happy time indeed, friends, when psychedelic music is enjoying such popularity, as it is these days. Bacchanals celebrating this favored genre of yours truly are popping up all over the place (most notably in Austin, of course), but such a festival has recently popped up on my radar from across the pond. Obviously, I would love to be in England for the Liverpool Psych Fest (full official fancy name: Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia), but since I can’t be there, these are some of the bands that I find most appealing.

There is a breathless rush of energy that goes along with Palma Violets. Prettily rough around the edges, they sizzle and smoke their way through 60s garage rock with a petulant appeal, confident and ready to win you over. When it comes to me, the mission is most assuredly and decidedly accomplished. This is a band that makes me terribly blue about not going to the fest. Alas.


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