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Purson welcomes you to "Desire's Magic Theatre"... a Technicolor trip through the mind's eye of songstress/vocalist /guitarist Rosalie Cunningham, whose signature approach to her craft stands boldly center stage, blending progressive dexterity and cabaret romp into a compelling, multi-faceted rock 'n' roll show.
The album will be released on March 25 via Spinefarm Records.
"Desire's Magic Theatre" draws inspiration from the rock operas of the late '60s and early '70s; musically, visually and lyrically, it touches on a variety of realms, including folk, prog, psychedelic, gothic, and classic rock, making telling use of classical instruments and complex arrangements, and fully exploring the outer limits of reel to reel tape.
"'Desire's Magic Theatre' has turned out to be everything I'd imagined and more," said Cunningham. "My world has been so consumed by it that I've barely been able to reflect on what it has become: a technicolor variety show, a playful display of the musical whims only briefly hinted at in our previous work; a psychedelic rock opera dedicated to our good friends Sarge Pepper and Zig Stardust."
More information on the release is expected soon. More...
Purson has joined forces with Spinefarm Records for a worldwide deal that will see the band's second studio album, "Desire's Magic Theatre," released this Autumn in the wake of a number of high-profile festivals and shows, including Download in the U.K. Spinefarm comments:
"The U.K. outfit, whose music touches a variety of realms, including folk, prog, psychedelic, gothic and classic rock, blending other-worldly romance with shadowy foreboding are currently in the studio putting the finishing touches to 'Desire's Magic Theatre,' which will be released under the Spinefarm/Machine Elf Records banner."
Says singer/guitarist/songwriter Rosalie Cunningham: "As I sit here in the control room at Gizzard Studios, the pride of East London, I'm excitedly realizing that our second album has turned out to be everything I'd imagined and more! My world has been so consumed by it that I've barely been able to reflect on what it has become: a technicolor variety show, a playful display of the musical whims only briefly hinted at in our previous work; a psychedelic rock opera dedicated to our good friends Sarge Pepper and Zig Stardust."
She continues, "The twists in the tale have been carved out by the path we've taken over the last 12 months. It's been constantly shape-shifting and developing with all the wonderful experiences we've had.On behalf of the band, I give thanks to everyone who has bought a Purson record and been to our shows. Your continued support means everything... and you have our promise that the best is yet to come..."
Says Spinefarm Records General Manager UK, Dante Bonutto, "I've been following Purson since the early days of their career, and I've always considered the band something special; I like their vision, their theatricality, and their refusal to be corralled by a single musical genre. Purson really do have an expansive approach to their craft, and as a song-writer, Rosalie is a unique talent on the rise. In all ways, their future is bright, and I'm delighted that Spinefarm and Purson have now forged this fresh alliance..."
London-based quintet Purson is currently streaming debut album, "The Circle and The Blue Door," in its entirety via Spin.com here.
The 11-song album is set for an April 30th release via Metal Blade/Rise Above Records. Pre-orders of "The Circle and The Blue Door" are available via Metal Blade at this location. Purson will make the band's debut U.S. performances this fall with tour dates forthcoming. More...
Female-fronted U.K. Purson has premiered the song "Well Spoiled Machine" today via Pitchfork.com. Check out the song over at this location.
The London based band's debut album, "The Circle and The Blue Door," is set for an April 30th release via Metal Blade/Rise Above Records. The previously posted song "Spiderwood Farm" is also available at this location.
Purson, the female-fronted U.K. band that the BBC has said is "channeling the power of the psychedelic '70s," has premiered the song "Spiderwood Farm" today via Decibel Magazine. Give the song a listen here or through the player below.
The London act will release "The Circle and The Blue Door" on April 30th 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." More...
Led by enigmatic vocalist/guitarist Rosalie Cunningham, England's Purson is poised to erupt on the international underground with new album, "The Circle and the Blue Door." The artwork is now available and can be viewed below.
The lead single, "Leaning on a Bear," is streaming now through Metal Blade, where fans can also secure pre-orders. "The Circle and the Blue Door" is slated for release in North America on April 30th.
"Leaning on a Bear" has also been transformed into a new music video by director Chris Martin. The video can be found here.
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". More...
Led by enigmatic vocalist/guitarist Rosalie Cunningham, London, England's occult rock act Purson is poised to erupt on the international underground with 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. Check it out below. 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 via Metal Blade here. Purson consists of:
Rosalie Cunningham - Vocals, Lead Guitar
George Hudson - Guitars
Samuel Shove - Organ, Mellotron, Wurlitzer
Barnaby Maddick - Bass, BVs, BJs
Jack Hobbs - Drums More...
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.