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 (http://www.decibelmagazine.com/featured/streaming-purson-spiderwood-farm/). 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 video’s setting: “We found this great place in Brixton, South London called Café Cairo that look as though it has been transplanted there from the souk in Marrakesh.” The clip gives a perfect visual to the band’s trippy psychedelia, or as they call it “vaudeville carny psych.”
The Circle and The Blue Door will be streaming in its entirety next week via Spin. Pre-orders of The Circle and The Blue Door are available via Metal Blade at this link: www.metalblade.com/purson. Purson will make their debut U.S. performances this fall with tour dates forthcoming.