Purple Heart Parade have announced exciting EP news with their sprawling mass of musical sonic soundscape, A Minutes Silence At Weatherfield County.
It folows on from a number of support slots and festival appearances alongside Temples, Toy, Sean Lennon, Luna, Swervedriver, Night Beats, The Telescopes, Pink Mountaintops, The Vacant Lots, as well as securing slots at Liverpool Psych Fest in 2014 & 2017, The Secret Garden Party, Kendal Calling and Reverence ( Portugal ) Festivals.
The band’s meteoric rise is also gaining interest from highly esteemed peers, with noted admirers of the band including the likes of Nick McCabe, Mark Gardener, Simone Butler (Primal Scream) and Sean Lennon to name but a few.
Their latest release, A Minutes Silence At Weatherfield County EP, serves up to the listener a sprawling mass of delight to the ears. Opening track Painting Pictures paints a picture of pure psych, rock, blues, anthem is delights, bringing the listener to new heights of delights. Pink Floyd would have been drooling at mid ’67.
Next track Drifter slows the pace right down to a mellower feel, with a slight Tame Impala feel, with some lovely guitar work, twisting and winding through the listeners ears and mind. Starf*cker Blues is another highly catchy number; bass drum starting the beat, twinkly guitar, organ grinding, bass thumping, with a equally catchy chorus, the EP is a belter.
Final track Spirit World lands the listener back on planet psych, full of Bobby Gillespie Screamdelica similarities, but the band go one higher and light the touch paper. Forget Guy Fawkes on top of the fire, give Purple Heart Parade their own rocket and watch them rise to their own success.
This is a wonderful EP, not to be missed.
All words by Matt Mead. You can find more of Matt’s writing on Louder Than War at his author’s archive.