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Violet Violet picked for Maida Vale session
Violet Violet, Norwich band (Photo: Andi Sapey)
Violet Violet say they are excited about their Maida Vale trip

Norwich band Violet Violet will re-tread the steps of some of the world's most famous bands during a session at London's legendary Maida Vale studios.

The girl duo are to record a set for BBC Radio 1 and BBC Norfolk Introducing on 20 February 2010 for a special weekend to promote up-and-coming bands.

"We're really, really excited, it's such an honour," said singer and guitarist Cheri.

Violet Violet are one of 13 national acts to be chosen for the line-up.

Local nomination

The session will be broadcast on Huw Stephens' BBC Radio 1 programme and BBC Norfolk Introducing, which put the band forward for the slot.

"We couldn't believe that we had been picked out of all the bands in Norwich that there are," said drummer Fliss. "It's just so amazing."

The news has come just a month after it was announced that their new record, The City is Full of Beasts, had made it onto XFM's 100 debut albums of the year list.

Great year

Cheri said: "We're having a really great year. We've got a European tour coming up directly after that and we've got a single out as well, so it's added to that.

"We're really proud that we've got it."

Violet Violet are the latest act to be picked for a Maida Vale session after being nominated by BBC Norfolk Introducing, which promotes new music emerging across the county.

Norwich band The Kabeedies spent a day recording at the west London studio in 2008 and then secured a coveted place on Glastonbury's BBC Introducing stage.

Fellow city punk-rockers The Brownies were also handed a Maida Vale session later that same year and played the Latitude Festival last summer.

BBC Norfolk Introducing goes out on Fridays between 7 and 8pm on BBC Radio Norfolk, 95.1, 95.6 and 104.4FM, DAB and bbc.co.uk/norfolk, where you can also listen again.




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