Palma Violets – Last of The Summer Wine (single) (Rough Trade)

“Last of The Summer Wine” is the b-side to “Best of Friends”, the debut single from the hotly tipped Palma Violets.

Sound Advice reviewed the A-side “Best of Friends” at the end of August (read review), which we described as one part garage-rock and one part indie-rock calling to mind The Cribs mixed with The Libertines.

“Last of The Summer Wine” is an equally impressive number that sits somewhere in the region of The Libertines, The Vaccines latest record, and Arctic Monkeys (think ‘Suck It And See’). Where the A-side was rocky and garage-y, “Last of The Summer Wine” is at the same time effortlessly cool and also gorgeous characterized by sweet jangly guitar melodies and 60’s inflections.

It takes some time before the song actually gets going and its structure is very, very peculiar. The song doesn’t have a chorus in the traditional sense, however its shouts for “over and over again” act as the hook and will have you raising your glass high into the air. Make no mistake, “Last of The Summer Wine” has all the markings of an indie-rock classic.

Not for some time has an indie-rock band caused such excitement and after a few spins of “Best of Friends / Last of The Summer Wine” you can see why Palma Violets are the talk of the town right now.

“Best of Friends / Last of The Summer Wine” was released yesterday, 22 October, and is available on CD and as limited edition 7” vinyl single from Rough Trade.

Watch the video for “Last of The Summer Wine” below: