#23 Purple - Wallflower

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The indie rock scene is overloaded with bands like Purple: sassy, scuzzy, bluesy, grungy... So what makes Purple different?

#23 Purple - Wallflower

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#23 Purple - Wallflower

The indie rock scene is overloaded with bands like Purple: sassy, scuzzy, bluesy, grungy... So what makes Purple different?

The Royal Bloods and the Deap Vallys all have slightly more serious and aggressive styles than the Texan trio that is Purple, and if they could be assigned a colour based on the atmosphere their songs provide, it would be red or black. Purple definitely could be assigned purple – or green, or yellow, or blue. They feel more like a rainbow: more playful and carefree. You can actually imagine the party in the band’s video for 'Wallflower' going on, and being as enjoyable. I can reassure you that the dirty blues aren’t sacrificed here, though at a push they could be described as pop.

It is refreshing to see a drummer take on lead vocals also, and Hannah Brewer’s lyrics are relentlessly growled with fantastic aplomb. Maybe we can’t see Absolute Radio blasting Purple anytime soon – but the wasteland of the radio would certainly be a better place if they did.

 

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