• This was the first song written by Palma Violets. It's about a party the band attended where they drank too many mini Martells and bassist Chilli Jenson vomited everywhere, after which they returned home on the number fourteen night bus, which runs from Warren Street Station to Putney Heath. Chilli recalled to NME: "The next day I'm sat at this keyboard, and I check my voicemails and there's one from the night before, which was us doing the chorus to '14.' F--k knows how, because none of us could remember a thing about it, but that was the first song we wrote together. At that moment it was still a dream, really, but suddenly we had this song, and we had a reason for existing."

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