Purson’s “Well Spoiled Machine” Available via Pitchfork

– April 15th, 2013 –

Debut Album, “The Circle And The Blue Door”, Out April 30

Purson, the female-fronted UK band that Kerrang has described as having “the best bits of ’60s and ’70s rock – think Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Cream… brought to 2013 in a sweet-smelling musical haze,” premiere the song “Well Spoiled Machine” today via Pitchfork HERE.

The London-based band’s debut album, The Circle and The Blue Door, is set for an April 30 release via Metal Blade/Rise Above Records. Decibel Magazine‘s Editor-in-Chief Albert Mudrian dubbed the album the “best debut of 2013″ and overseas outlets like the BBC (“a modern demonic sound”), Terrorizer (“their brand of gothic psychedelia is set to take 2013 by storm”) and Subterranea/Metal Hammer (“Purson are the UK’s new ambassadors for the otherworldly”) are all championing the young English band.

“Spiderwood Farm,” a song singer Rosalie Cunningham penned after flipping through a copy of Sounds from 1972, is streaming via Decibel HERE. A video for “Leaning On A Bear” debuted last month and is viewable HERE. Directed by Chris Martin, Rosalie said of the setting: “We found this great place in Brixton, South London called Caf

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Purson Premiere “Spiderwood Farm” via Decibel Magazine

– April 10th, 2013 –

Debut Album, The Circle And The Blue Door, Out April 30

Purson, the female-fronted UK band that the BBC has said are “channeling the power of the psychedelic ’70s,” premiere the song “Spiderwood Farm” today via decibelmagazine.com.

The London-based band, having already made a name quite a splash overseas with their glam-influenced psych-rock, release The Circle and The Blue Door on Apr. 30 via (Metal Blade/Rise Above Records). Kerrang said singer/guitar player Rosalie Cunningham “will have you spellbound” and added that Purson‘s music is “like the best bits of ’60s and ’70s rock – think Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Cream and loads of other classic rock cats – brought to 2013 in a sweet-smelling musical haze.”

Spiderwood Farm is about ghosts,” explains Rosalie (who is also known for her previous stint as the front woman in the all-girl goth outfit Ipso Facto). “I was looking through a copy of Sounds from 1982 when I saw a band mentioned called Spiderwood Farm. From there I thought of a song about ex-dwellers, who are, of course dead. The council is trying to evict them, but they’re not doing anything wrong.”

A video for “Leaning On A Bear” debuted last month and is viewable here: http://youtu.be/c90mXA_Jrc4. Directed by Chris Martin, Rosalie said of the setting: “We found this great place in Brixton, South London called Caf

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PURSON “The Circle and the Blue Door” art revealed, pre-orders now available

– March 11th, 2013 –

Led by enigmatic vocalist/guitarist Rosalie Cunningham, London, England’s Purson are poised to erupt on the international underground with their new album, The Circle and the Blur Door. The lead single, Leaning on a Bear, is streaming now at metalblade.com/purson, where fans can also secure their pre-orders. European fans can order a limited 7″ single of Leaning on a Bear now at riseaboverecords.com. The Circle and the Blue Door is slated for release in North America on April 30th.

Leaning on a Bear has been transformed into a brand new music video by director Chris Martin. The video, which is as trippy and psychedelic as the band, is streaming on Purson’s youtube channel now: youtube.com/PursonMusic.

Rosalie Cunningham elaborates on the video: “We found this great place in Brixton, South London called Cafe Cairo that looks as though it has been transplanted there from the souk in Marrakesh. It was just perfect for a Purson video, so we invited some friends along, hung out, and played. Chris Martin shot and edited the video and my brother, William, treated the footage and added the trippy effects”.

About The Circle and the Blue Door:
The Circle And The Blue Door finds the missing link between Pentangle and Pentagram, by way of David Bowie’s dream reality and The Beatles’ feel for the perfect melody. And while it owes a debt to front woman Rosie Cunningham’s clear love of the late 60s and the early 70s, it is her poetic, evocative lyricism, tight song craft, sonorous vocal style and dedication to deep musicality that takes this wonderful album far beyond the waters of pastiche. Only an original mind could come up with a line like “ex dwellers of Spiderwood Farm, though they live here, they mean you no harm” – and set it against a mellotron solo.

Influences may be rooted in the classic period of late 60s / early 70s rock, but the lyrics reflect a young woman’s vision of the world. Rocking Horse is about retreating into the innocence of childhood, although in Rosie’s hands this takes on a sinister edge, with lines like: “in our own secret garden we play, I the spider and you the fly.” “It’s about remembering childhood in a hazy way,” she explains. As for the Bowie-esque Tragic Catastrophe, it describes her dreams of being a rock star and feeling like a girl out of time. “It starts with me as a kid, going through my dad’s 70s music magazines in the attic and being fascinated with these people, and wondering how on earth I could ever do guitar music today.”

She answers her own question with The Circle And The Blue Door, a fantastical rock classic with its own vision and purpose. And there are subtleties. Purson, named after the great god of Hell, may evoke the colour-saturated English countryside of early 70s Hammer Horror movies, but they do so with Beatles-esque sophistication, baroque charm and minor key reflection. The Circle And The Blue Door proves that those impossible dreams of the little girl in Tragic Catastrophe weren’t so impossible after all.

Purson is:
Rosalie Cunningham – Vocals, Lead Guitar
George Hudson – Guitars
Samuel Shove – Organ, Mellotron, Wurlitzer
Barnaby Maddick – Bass, BVs
Jack Hobbs – Drums

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PURSON release brand new video for “Leaning on a Bear”; new album to be released April 30th

– March 7th, 2013 –

Led by enigmatic vocalist/guitarist Rosalie Cunningham, London, England’s Purson are poised to erupt on the international underground with their new album, The Circle and the Blur Door. The first single, Leaning on a Bear, has been transformed into a brand new music video by director Chris Martin. The video, which is as trippy and psychedelic as the band, is streaming on Purson’s youtube channel now: youtube.com/PursonMusic.

Rosalie Cunningham elaborates on the video: “We found this great place in Brixton, South London called Cafe Cairo that looks as though it has been transplanted there from the souk in Marrakesh. It was just perfect for a Purson video, so we invited some friends along, hung out, and played. Chris Martin shot and edited the video and my brother, William, treated the footage and added the trippy effects”.

The Circle and the Blue Door is slated for release in North America on April 30th. Pre-orders and more information will be launched on Monday, March 11th at metalblade.com/purson. European fans can order the album at riseaboverecords.com.

About The Circle and the Blue Door:
The Circle And The Blue Door finds the missing link between Pentangle and Pentagram, by way of David Bowie’s dream reality and The Beatles’ feel for the perfect melody. And while it owes a debt to front woman Rosie Cunningham’s clear love of the late 60s and the early 70s, it is her poetic, evocative lyricism, tight song craft, sonorous vocal style and dedication to deep musicality that takes this wonderful album far beyond the waters of pastiche. Only an original mind could come up with a line like “ex dwellers of Spiderwood Farm, though they live here, they mean you no harm” – and set it against a mellotron solo.

Influences may be rooted in the classic period of late 60s / early 70s rock, but the lyrics reflect a young woman’s vision of the world. Rocking Horse is about retreating into the innocence of childhood, although in Rosie’s hands this takes on a sinister edge, with lines like: “in our own secret garden we play, I the spider and you the fly.” “It’s about remembering childhood in a hazy way,” she explains. As for the Bowie-esque Tragic Catastrophe, it describes her dreams of being a rock star and feeling like a girl out of time. “It starts with me as a kid, going through my dad’s 70s music magazines in the attic and being fascinated with these people, and wondering how on earth I could ever do guitar music today.”

She answers her own question with The Circle And The Blue Door, a fantastical rock classic with its own vision and purpose. And there are subtleties. Purson, named after the great god of Hell, may evoke the colour-saturated English countryside of early 70s Hammer Horror movies, but they do so with Beatles-esque sophistication, baroque charm and minor key reflection. The Circle And The Blue Door proves that those impossible dreams of the little girl in Tragic Catastrophe weren’t so impossible after all.

Purson is:
Rosalie Cunningham – Vocals, Lead Guitar
George Hudson – Guitars
Samuel Shove – Organ, Mellotron, Wurlitzer
Barnaby Maddick – Bass, BVs, BJs
Jack Hobbs – Drums

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Purson Streaming New Demo

British female-fronted occult rock band Purson, featuring the singing and guitar of Rosalie Cunningham, is streaming it’s new four song demo as individual tracks. Below is a new recording of the song “Wool,” plus you can stream the other three songs over on Purson’s Soundcloud page. Purson will be playing it’s next gig on January 9th with Gnod and Evil Blizzard over at Gulliver’s in Manchester.

Wool (new recording) by Purson

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