Those boys in the band Palma Violets, have released the video for their latest single ‘English Tongue‘, set to appear on the band’s follow-up album to 180 called Danger in the Club which is set to be released via Rough Trade Records on May 4th.
The video shows the band thrashing out their newest release in usual exuberant style, backdropped by a stained glass window and the threat of a dark eyed vicar. That vicar, making his way across smokey London, is none other than Paul Kaye.
Many will say Paul Kaye, from Game of Thrones right? No. Paul Kaye as in Dennis fucking Pennis mate. Either way he plays a slightly deranged man of the cloth extremely effectively.
If you needed any further proof that Palma Violets are picking up the chalice that was so quickly dropped by The Clash, The Smiths and The Libertines before them then you can look to the director’s chair. In that chair you will see the legend that is Don Letts.
Sam Fryer of the band said of the track “‘English Tongue'” is the last song we wrote for the album. We thought it sounded like an American country folk song with English lyrics and emotion. Then the name and character of Hugh Diver appeared, a man tied down by the pressures of fame and religion.”