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Named after an old-fashioned British candy, the members of this wildly buzzed-about indie-rock four-piece from southeast London look like they’d blow their first paycheck on Clearasil and cigarettes—so far, so Arctic Monkeys. But Palma Violets do have a sound all their own, even if it has been stitched together from their favorite records. The band’s debut single, "Best of Friends," featured Spiritualized-style organ, plus drum thwacking and background shouting that recalls the Libertines, and a little bit the Walkmen. The songs get their sturdiness from the surprisingly deep, boomy tones of frontman Sam Fryer, his voice a pleasing blend of Birthday Party–era Nick Cave and Joe Strummer. The band signed to Rough Trade for its 2013 debut, 180, and makes its third stop in Chicago this year.