British garage rock four-piece Palma Violets are well-entrenched in a sweaty tour of their fresh-out-of-the-studio sophomore record Danger in the Club. After they rock all over the faces of our northern Portland kin, they’ll be shooting down to SF’s beloved Bottom of the Hill for some intimate moments with their Bay Area fans, Thursday June 4.
Settled at the bottom (as its name suggests) of the quiet and unassuming Potrero Hill, Bottom of the Hill couldn’t have booked a better band to carry its tradition of human-to-music bonding. Palma Violets pride themselves in fostering a loving audience connection, noting in a recent interview with FaceCulture their preference for small clubs over large festivals.
This sentiment was best communicated at a run in with security during this year’s SXSW, in which the band members were dragged off stage for playing pass curfew. Like some tragic romance plot, the only thing keeping them from forcing their way back to screaming devotion was a barricade of security guards placed strategically outside their dressing room.
It’s no wonder the crowds go wild. This band has the innate ability to make you feel “good” — nostalgic Grandma’s warm cookies “good” or summer best friend beach bonfire “good.” Some might remember love at first sight when the jolly lads passed through Sproul in 2013. Expect “Best of Friends,” “Tom the Drum,” and a host of other debut go-tos’ to get you going, though Palma Violets is making it a point to slip in Danger in the Club‘s heavy hitters, including “English Tongue,” “Matador,” and title track “Danger in the Club” (video above).
If you are seeking this kind of relationship, head on over to Bottom of the Hill this Thursday, with tickets to your next date. That is, if you can go all night long.
Article by Jade Theriault