Texan trio Purple make a welcome return to these shores for a run of shows including Bristol Louisiana on March 29 alongside Demob Happy.
Having cemented their live reputation on their inaugural visit late last year, the band follow a series of European dates with their first UK shows of 2015 in support of forthcoming single DMT.
Bookended by recent single, album opener Wallflower, and new single DMT, the band’s debut longplayer (409) picked up plenty of thumbs up on it’s release last year, not least a 5K review in Kerrang and plenty of plus points in lieu of their incendiary live shows.
DMT, a live favourite features vocalist / drummer Hanna Brewer full throttle ahead blitzing through all six minutes of riotous wig out aided and abetted in no small part by fellow thrill seekers, bassist Joe ‘Prankster’ and guitarist Taylor Busby.
Andy Howells recently put questions to Hanna…
Who are you and how did you come together?
We are Purple and we ended up together cuz I (Hanna) saw Taylor’s reggae band play an’ thought he was a really bad ass singer and asked him to jam with me. I messaged him on myspace and he ended up coming to my jam room and we just wrote and recorded material and then later we got a bass player!
Where are you from?
We are from Beaumont Texas, Baybeh!
How would you describe your music style?
I would describe it as punk and wild. But we can still get down to earth and real.
What’s been your best live experience?
When we played a sold out show in Berlin with The Subways and Kill it Kid!! 1800 cap! We killed that show and sold some damn merch!!
What are you working on at the moment?
We are on tour with The Subways and Dune Rats!! And also writing new tunes for our second album. I’m so freakin’ stoked about these new songs. I think it’s better than the first album.
Where can we see you live?
Welp… We have been playing a lot in the UK and Europe!! You can catch us at Bristol Louisiana on March 29.
- A version of this Q&A by Andy Howells appeared in The South Wales Argus entertainment supplement The Guide on March 20, 2015.