Sharing the same management as Florence & The Machine and named after the Hole track, Violet aka Pixie Geldof’s band have their credentials intact. Let’s not focus on her tabloid inheritance or Boom Town Twat father (let’s face it her mother was way more rock n roll and Pixie is far less irritating than her media manipulating sibling Peaches) and instead listen to the music.
Y.O.U is plinky but ploddy, vocally Pixie is more than adequate but this is not what great singles sound like. For a band that comes with this baggage – and they really do, this is not a great place to start. Courtney Love may well be endorsing them but Violet need to deliver a full on adrenalin blast before the majority of people will listen. That said Violet haven’t delivered an awful debut but they do need to raise the bar to straddle the obvious celebrity barrier, I’m hoping they can live up to the hype on future releases otherwise this could be all Celebrity Skin. 6.75/10