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Out on 6th March as a digital download from iTunes, Purr bring you a new single by Piney Gir, accompanied this time by both The Age of Reason and the Country Roadshow. Track 1 is "Of All The Wonderful Things", accompanied by Brakes' Eamon Hamilton, and features the Age of Reason, while track 2 is The Piney Gir Country Roadshow track "My Imaginary Baby".
So how do I get hold of this?
In addition to the download which will be available through iTunes, there is a limited CD edition of just 200 copies available through this website and at gigs. Click below (on "Add to Cart") to order the CD now!
CD - £3
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While the Hot Puppies take a summer break, Bec and Beth are following up their recent Purr shows with this 4-track offering of originals ("French Song") and covers from the likes of Burt Bacharach ("Anyone Who Had A Heart"), The Inkspots ("I'm Making Believe") and The Smiths ("Last Night I Dreamt Somebody Loved Me"). To take Bec's mind off the arrangements in the build up to her recent wedding, the young bride-to-be and her friend Beth set up some mics in Bec’s flat and have recorded an EP of lost love and heartache. Stripped back to the barest of essentials (acoustic guitar, keyboard and vocals) this is perfect for those intimate, late night moments.
Subba Cultcha described the EP tracks as "all fragile and beautiful as a porcelain kitten in a pillow fight out of bounds. Lovely noises, lovely harmonies". Bethan and Huw have featured tracks on their Radio 1 show, and Steve Lamacq has featured trracks on his Radio 2 show.
‘Bec and Beth’ sounds like a schoolbook graffito or a best friends’ declaration scraped into the top of a school desk. The “best friends” part is certainly right; this is Becky Wood (neé Newman) and Beth Gibson from The Hot Puppies, using time off from touring to work together on an EP of minimalist soul-baring torch songs, in this case three covers and one original. Just as the Hot Puppies have moved away from indiepop, Bec and Beth are exploring their own eclectic influences.
Becky Wood could always sing: we know that from the Hot Puppies, but ‘Anyone Who Had a Heart’ shows that she has the English rose of voices, delicate but ultra-strong. Beth’s piano backing is stripped back and skeletal, the better to reveal the pulsing, bruised heart at the centre of the song. “Achingly pretty” is the only way to describe their version of the Smiths’ ‘Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me’ while their self-penned ‘French Song’ splices romance and heartbreak. They round off their record with a cover of ‘I’m Making Believe’ from the 1944 film Sweet and Low-Down, sung with a fervent longing that evokes the vocal groups of the 40s and 50s (or a Dennis Potter soundtrack). It’s a record full of blushing charm and with all the thrill of the unrequited crush, the voices so good they’d shine in the company of much lauded divas like Duffy and Adele. - Sounds XP
The latest issue of Artrocker has the following review:
"Bec Newman and Beth Gibson have taken a little breather from their day jobs in The Hot Puppies, and the organizing of Bec's wedding to fellow band mate (and future husband) Bert, to sing a short EP of covers and a French composition. Burt Bacharach's 'Anyone Who Had A Heart' gets a beautiful rendition with Bec's stunning vocals; and the heart-skipping flurry of the piano waltz could rival Dionne Warwick. The Smiths 'Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me' lacks the melancholy of the original, but is all the better for it, with Bec's distraught vocals sounding like she is dying of heartbreak. 'French Song' is sung entirely in French (unsuprisingly) and is backed by beautiful string arrangements, whereas 'I'm Making Believe' joins the two girls together harmonising over gentle guitar picking. More of this, please." (Lee Puddefoot)
The EP comes out on 7" and download on 25th August and will be available in the shops or from this site.
To celebrate the release of the single Bec and Beth will perform for a special Purr at the Porter Cellar Bar (next door to Moles, below the Porter pub) on the following date:
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Out on 26th May, Purr is proud to release the new single from the Hot Puppies, their second for the label. The single features the soaring ballad, and new live fave, "Somewhere" as the A-side, with "Where The Werewolves Meet" on the other. The single is available from today as a 7" single, CD or digital download.PRESS INFO
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Recorded but unreleased for various reasons. 5-track EP from Reading's finest.
Another limited edition release (500 copies, 7" heavyweight vinyl, full-colour sleeve), this time it's Manic Cough's second single, "Eggs And Chips"/"Get Some". Available from this site or your favourite local record shop (via Shellshock - PURR 020, Barcode No 5 021449 141272 if you want them to order it in for you). It will also be available as a digital download from iTunes. The previous single ("Lips And Hips") sold out in days and this one is already picking up airplay on 6Music (although they play the non-sweary "radio edit", whereas you, dear record buyer, will get the full unedited sweariness).
Also, as a first for Purr, the two tracks from the single, plus an additional bonus track, are available to download from iTunes.
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You can check out the video on YouTube here.
"Manic Cough have a great 7" out on Purr. 'Eggs and Chips' is its name and it's all about what us Brits have for breakfast on our holidays. This is one of the most endearing and charming 7"'s I've heard in a long long time. The lead track is about a minute long and it has more attitude than almost everything else we're selling this week put together. Also anything which gets, eggs, chips and weetabix on the same line gets thumbs up from me. This is proper good indie rock and I totally recommend it!" - Norman Records
"The second single from Manic Cough is 1 minute and 21 seconds of pure delight. The three ladies and one guy play ramshackle indie-punk rock that recalls the slits before they started playing reggae. It has bounce and energy and a child-like chorus which would appeal to fans of Sesame Street. Flipside 'get some' is only 7 seconds longer and is more a 60's garage stomper with fuzzed out bass." - Rough Trade7" - £3
Limited edition (500 copies, 7" heavyweight vinyl, full-colour sleeve) of Manic Cough's debut. As featured on Radio 1 (Rob Da Bank and Huw Stephens) and 6Music (Marc Riley).
Annie (vox), Delia (bass), Karl (drums) and Sabi (guitar) make up the punker quartet. Heading from beautiful Slough, minxy Maidenhead, Holy Herne Hill and ‘swinging’ London, they’ve played with The Slits, Snow White, The Bridge Gang, The Fog Band, The Hot Puppies, Pete And The Pirates, have been played on Radio One and had some nice reviews (see below). They’ve also been featured in Plan B magazine.
“Manic Cough are a glam rock Wizzard as seen through X Ray Spex. Go and see them before they decide to come and see you.” - SoundsXP
“Shimmering with punk-art charm.” - Artrocker
"Whoa! is that what Brighton's Manic Cough sound like now? "Lips And Hips" is similar to prime Bratmobile or ZuZu's Petals." - Everett True, Plan B
"I caught these girls supporting the Bridge Gang in London town a few weeks ago and really loved their style, their simple rough and ready attitude. You need real bravado to make music without any effort. Manic Cough pull it off. Music that makes me think of the attitude you need to jump off a cliff without looking over the edge, without checking the parachute, without checking your watch, without checking to see if the tide is in. Music that just happens - enjoy it before you start thinking about it." - Take Your Medicine
"Stripped down punk with a cherry on top!" - Annie Gardiner
“The singer slinks around stage like a cross between Liza Minelli, Debbie Harry and Rudolf Nuryev all the time wearing a massive grin of delight. Occasionally the bassist will give a little jump of excitement into the air whilst the drummer winces with shock everytime she goes for a drum-roll. Musically, it's kinda Raincoats/Slits off-punk, with glimmers of melody shifting in and out of sight in the slightly out of sequence rambles of noise." - ArtrockerSOLD OUT
"As a recording of a seminal moment in indie pop, this record is priceless." - SoundsXP
Eight bands, two nights, one hangover.
After 5 years of putting on live music at Moles Club, Bath, Purr decided to celebrate by capturing 2 scorching-hot summer nights in their full technicolour glory.
On the 28th April 2005 the featured bands were The Fog Band, Pete And The Pirates, Park Attack and Manic Cough, while the 26th May 2005 starred Snow White, Comanechi, Tiger Force and Wet Dog. These are 8 bands that we feel capture the spirit of Purr, and showcase what is really happening out there.
Now the whole world can enjoy the Purr experience, courtesy of a 2-disc CD/DVD chronicle of those nights, plus some equally attractive bonus features.
Disc 1 is a 19-track CD. Disc 2 is an 18-track DVD of the shows, featuring tracks not available on the CD. The DVD also contains two different edits of the legendary "Ready, Steady, Purr!" promo film - the original 23-minute version, and a recut version with additional footage. "Ready, Steady, Purr!" features 19 different bands filmed playing at Purr in 2002/2003.
"Some albums like 'Live At The Roxy' and the NME's 'C-86' cassette capture the moment perfectly; not just the songs but the accompanying energy, excitement and sense of possibility. 'Live At Purr' does the same." - SoundsXPCD+DVD set - Now just £12!
Limited edition (500 copies, 7" heavyweight vinyl, full-colour sleeve) of Bath's uber-cool artmodjazzpunk dudes The Fog Band's debut. Contains psych guitar freakout classic "The Law Of The Sea", 2-min pop gem "The Bachelor Section" and their legendary and rarely performed revamp of "There's A Ghost In My House".
"Ah yes, Purr releases are always worth your time, one of the more reliable labels out there. The Fog Band (from Bath) are some kind of time-warped psychedelic beat combo from the 60's - all Joe Meek and Telstar and early Stones via some early Television/Richard Hell flavoured new wave and just a hint of Dub Narcotic energy." - Organ
"Kids! The divine Fog Band's forthcoming E.P. - out 30th May on the degorgeous Purr Records - will be on limited edition heavy weight 7" vinyl...mmmm... (Homeresque drooling). And what's more it's a glue-it-to-yer-turntable humdinger...
'The Law Of The Sea' spins dreamily with peals of 'Albatross'-like rolling guitar which proceed to shiver and dissolve into sha la la, blamma lamma crashing chords (to refer to them as 'riffs' seems kind of vulgar).
You're lulled again by a shimmering calm before being tossed around the stormy waters of a raw and shrieking wig-out as the impeccably named/dressed Bobby Grindrod cuts a swathe across the top of a lightning shock Yardbird crunch.
He leads you on a merry old dance with his finely-honed repertoire of r'n'b (as in the olden sort) jerks and twitches. Utter beat perfection. Put on a tie and a three-button suit, then shake your barnet ferociously to get the absolute mostest from this. Hey, it works in the Kitten household.
'The Bachelor Section' stutters and shakes restlessly with gentlemanly urgency. Bobby, preceding matters with some yelped 'Yeah's and 'Come On's, vehemently enunciates his way through this brief yet perfectly named sliver of raw modishness.
'There's A Ghost In My House' is an excellent fresh-faced cover of the perennial fave, transforming the song into frantic, hip-swinging echo-chamber pop. Nips around nimbly full of clanging guitars and hissing drums. Then ends, leaving you wondering what just happened." - www.kittenpainting.co.uk
"Careful, Bosun - Sharp and treble-toned shimmering that fair explodes into drilling punkoid perfection bits, I think it's about homosexuality at sea, but to be fair, most Gays I know are always all at sea. One to check out." - Unpeeled
"The megaphone vox appear as though a beam of lighthouse awareness through the mist. Nonetheless we hit the rock. The rok! It's a rok that's sharp-suited, incessant and captivating. It lies somewhere between Cramps Island and Who-ville, a vividity and defiance in their hip-led swagger.
Like David Devant and The Fall, they have a crack at 'Ghost In My House' that flits between rockabilly sweat and crooner glow. It works. The Fog Band work. There will be more to intrigue us, I am sure." - Vanity Project
"Anyway here I have (confusingly) a 7" by The Fog Band who is nothing to do with Fog at all. Its on Purr records and sounds a bit like a cross between The Clientele and The Jam with a side helping of Northern Soul. 3 tunes including a version of 'There's a Ghost in My House'." - Norman Records
"If the White Panther Party had made it to Wiltshire, this is the revolutionary sound that John Sinclair would have encouraged his West Country warriors to make. It starts like Joy Division with a Motown bass line, implodes with a fierce Fall-type drum-bashing, and sprints for the finish in the spirit of 'Kick Out the Jams', the Foggies going all MC5 with a soul-spattered garage growl. It's an unholy cacophony, an illegal mashing of clashing styles, and is therefore quite, quite brilliant. The nautical lyrics might remind you of British Sea Power but, on this voyage, the crew are all starving cannibals.
'The Bachelor Section' is a furious wasp-nest of a song, capable of provoking the sort of dancing last seen at an amputees' disco. Their version of 'There's A Ghost In My House' is neither like the original nor the Fall cover, but is a punk dissection of the song overseen by Captain Beefheart, wherein Bobby Grindrod sings curtly and the band play edgily, like they haven't slept for days.
Finally, the sleeve is a wonderful pastiche of some Adam Adamant Edwardian nightmare. Have I said this is brilliant yet?" - SoundsXP.com
"The storming debut single from the fog band from bath on purr records. this single is gonna be glued to your stereo for years to come. they are some kind of time-warped psychedelic beat combo from the 60's - all joe meek and telstar and early stones via some early television/richard hell flavoured new wave and just a hint of youthful energy. all three tracks could have been the lead track - it's that strong. limited edition heavyweight 7" vinyl only." - Rough Trade7" - £3
PURR 016, the A-Lines' 12-track album, is produced by Billy Childish and it's a garage-rock stompalong that takes in 60's punk (via Love), 70's punk (via Kleenex and The Electric Eels) and fine jangling pop songs all in one nice shiny disc. Check out the reviews:
"Produced by Billy Childish - that has to be a good sign. Julie, Debbie, Delia and Kyra have stared in bands such as Mambo Taxi, Thee Headcoatees, The Action Time, The Family Way and many more... Skewed scratchy lo-fi art-garage-punkrock that tastes of good good things like The Slits and The Raincoats and The Pop Tarts and the energy of the Ramones going the wrong way home because life ain't fair. It's a skinny thin clanking sound and yes she does sound like the wonderfully good Hazel O'Connor (me and the wikkid kid sister of Adam Ant will not have a single thing said against Hazel). They are right to talk of 'intelligent lady punk' and it is rather contagious and 'Nice' is wonderful. It' s a positive happy, almost innocent, very confident and it takes so long to get better - dangerously addictive, more wax please." - Organ
"fuckin ace mate" - Joe Shooman (Record Collector magazine)
"what a top buzzin garage door bustin bostin steveaustin LP it is too. Inane gushings in the "reviews" section of tMx 18 to follow." - Trakmarx
"The Ramones understood the point of going straight for the throat, of not giving the punters time to think about being bored. Thrill 'em early, keep 'em keen, ignore any other idioms you've heard on the same lines. And speaking of lines, so it is with A-Lines, who throw in a heavy shake of a Buff Medway tailfeather. Somewhere between Holly Golightly and Armitage Shanks on the garage-punk axis, it is certainly unsurprising that Billy Childish oversaw production of this ripping LP. On this form, the retro-active garage scene could be theirs for the taking." - Vanity Project
"The A-Lines have impeccable taste. They love Kleenex, The Raincoats and The Slits almost as much as they love Love, The Electric Eels and Nuggets/Rubble compilation LPs. The A-Lines make their cover versions (Love's "Can't Explain" and The Electric Eels "Agitated") sound like their own tunes: the mark of a top combo. The A-Lines peddle raw garage clutter shot through with Euro art-punk sensibilities. Honest, passionate and as concise as the genre demands, 'The A-Lines' is a textbook lesson in effective fuzztone minimalism" - Trakmarx
"Touted by an unnamed source (let's refer to him as "Snitch Turdwell") as the best thing since ever and certainly the best-ever Headcoatees-related yunk, I'd have to say it's really (really) darn good, with a classic tune (the wiry-jagged Messthetics-y "Nothing Personal") and an unexpected/unexpectedly great cover (Electric Eels' "Agitated"). Very charming overall, considering these 4 gals are probably closer to retirement than me, and they're blasting out a hell of a nasty-tough racket. Another full-length that woulda been Top 10 2004. Hope you've been saving your nickels" - Terminal Boredom
This all-female line-up offers classy punk riffing that evokes memories of Johnny Thunders, delivering a wonderful Friday night record. Kleenex and The Raincoats spring to mind, but only in so much that these women are in the same class. Fantastic." - Music WeekCD - £10
"Ah yes, now we're motoring - this is frantically good, one of them urgent things that kicks cans down pigeon holes. They're from Bristol and they're extremely English and if you love those Ca*d**cs as much as us and they just shock the speakers and caused the house to shake and a big pile of coins to fall over just then...This is out on very limited 7" - and you NEED it, you really do...Frantic frantic high wire juggling - joyous, glorious - do it, brilliant, frantic - Batman music, the TV series, that and stomping in the Consultant's flower garden and knowing where the manhole vandals live and nothing like any of that or anything else really." - Organ
"Boltgun" is a freakout of a different sort, veering schizophrenically between ghoulish jagga-jagga-jagga punk a la The Sonics to nearly-prog moments reminiscent of Peter Gabriel-era Genesis - a fact for which they make no apologies (nor should they!) judging from the Celtic cartoonery of the cover art. Nice one." - Playlouder
"The debut single from the Termites from Bristol is a freakout of psychedelic death pop. It's schizo abrasive frantic destructo pop that's extremely English in the same way as The Cardiacs, XTC and The Mystery Jets are. It's limited to 500 copies and comes in just a white sleeve and label numbered and stamped. This year is starting with a bang." - Rough TradeSOLD OUT
"From the fifties rock 'n' roll guitar line to the keyboard-induced rush it's an absolute gem, not least helped by singer Becky Newman's sweet, sultry, pitch-bending voice that leads a soaring and enticing number of hooks. Plus it sounds a lot like Bellatrix, which to your correspondent at least is a GOOD thing. Every fey indie disco should aspire to play this sort of thing, daddy-o...
On the B-side front, Newman squeals with fervour and delight "They'll build monuments in our names / The fools who shake our hands" on the shimmying and shimmering 'A Small Killing (On This Day)', with nails out and magpie eyes hungry for the prize. Better, though, is 'All We've Got To Do Is Kiss', not unlike a military-chic Magoo playing Motown tunes behind the bike sheds in an attempt to persuade Kim Deal that running away to Aberystwyth to play Theremin in a field is a great idea, to which they (and all onlookers) heartily agree. Or, in other words, sexually-charged indie-pop. Mi-aow." - DrownedInSound
"'Green Eyeliner' ricochets around your head like a rubber bullet in a confined space, prime time Shadows 60's twang meets the exuberant pop rush of classic Darling Buds after a catfight with Transvision Vamp...pretty much another of those essential type purchases we think." - Losing Today7" - £3
"Best Band" and "Best Album" in the Venue "Readers Poll 2003".
If there's one band capable of proving that Bristol can post-rock with the best of them, it's Ivory Springer. Angular riffing and a strange fascination with the sea.
"A lot of people have been telling me about this band.... A lot of people have been talking about them and raving about them because of their live performances. This is the album I've been listening to this weekend and it's superb. Thirty Two Points on A Compass is coming out of Purr Records in November. On their website they're, well not them exactly, dressed as 19th Century explorers. Very original, very different and I'm really looking forward to seeing them live." - Evening Session, Steve Lamacq Show, Radio 1
"More excellence from the entirely loveable Purr stable. Shellacian shapes a go-go - except with songs - from this hard-hitting Bristol trio. Earnest, integral and not at all unconvincing. This is the sound of angst being ridden for all its worth and if you have any interest in guitar abuse then you'd be advised to visitPurr Records" - Trakmarx
"Although favourites with musos Steve Lamacq and John Peel, Ivory Springer are a punky Bristol-based three-piece band who specialise in stark, swampy and hell-for-leather Shellac-style dynamics. Stripped down, brutal and refreshingly free of major label sheen, this album is an essential purchase for anyone who's into straight-up DIY guitar music" - Total GuitarSOLD OUT
"truly excellent stuff...an instant classic". - John Peel
"Possibly the coolest band in the world" - Bearsuit
"Stripping to their musical Dogtanian undercrackers and diving in the deep end are Hyper Kinako, whose "Don't Delete My Frog" is triumphantly daft, sounding like Japanese thrash titans Melt Banana glugging on PCP." - NME
"Over these two brain-bursting chunks of inspirational madness, cutsey Japanese electro-pop, gnarly art-core insanity and lyrics of incomparable foolishnness collide with thouroughly scintillating results. If Melt Banana strike you as a bit too sensible, Hyper Kinako are the band you've been waiting for. And yes, track two is called "Two Tadgers". Absolute fucking genius." - Kerrang! Single Of The Week
"Otherworldly, cutesy, sickening, enchanting Death-Geisha-core" - Vanity Project
"I don't really know how to describe this one. Sorry" - World Of Stuart
"I think all of us on the show thoroughly approve of that!" - John Peel
"Sounds like a fractured teen-riot in a Japanese game arcade where the pink tamogotho monsters are fighting back and making the green monosollo beasts scream. Now it sounds like a gang of Japanese Furbee things attacking some broken Casio contraption with a synthesised demented computerised frog and helium voices and cutesy fluff and plastic ray guns and bits about severing boys winkies and the puppet attacks" - Organ
"almost unlistenable art-noise" - PennyBlackMusic7" - £3
More full-on, melodic rock frenzy from the Derby boys that sees them compared to Idlewild, Manics and cult faves Cable.
The new single, "The Gospel" hit the streets on 23 June 2003. Radio 1 picked up on it, with plays on Mary Anne Hobbs Rock Show and Single Of The Week on Colin Murray's show. Also featured in Kerrang!, as well as reviewed by Kelly Osbourne.7" - £3
Screaming art rock from Brighton's Customers, as featured on the "Days For Hoisting Flags On Government Buildings" E.P. Listen and marvel...
"Formed around the writing partnership of Will and Gabriel, The Customers are the sound of an open heart. The band soar between mellow melancholia (I'm Good When I'm With You But Without You I'm Fine) and screaming art rock (Darling Blindfold), ultimately sounding like Pavement jamming with Will Oldham." - Logo7" - £3
Hardcore with melody from an EP that is picking up Radio 1 airplay, and (apparently) a rather favourable NME review. Honk described "Blue Lightning = Time Travel" as "the best song you will hear all year".
"Sammo Hung come on like on an unholy marriage of The Slits and Gang of Four, petite frontwoman Jemma Roper's child-like vocal babble harnessed to metronomic new-wave guitar interplay that is as precise as it is savage." - NME
"Envisage a wild musical future where The Cramps are the stuff of a madman's dream, Sammo Hung are better still, Jemma Roper's Tanya Donelly-meets-The Slits vocals propelling their beat-up Fugazi stylings into the ionosphere." - NME7" - £3
"Well, it's loud, infectious rock'n'roll time again and MASS have got plenty of what it takes to make you bleed in all the right places. A lady singer who sounds like she knows one end of a good night out from the other engaged in a loose duet with a man who sings like he was raised tethered in an attic.
An evil marching beat unlawfully wedded to some filthy guitars, a "yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah" chorus and it's enough to make the dead sit up and nod. Nothing that new, but, like a decent jumble sale on a wet afternoon, sometimes that's exactly what you need." - Track Of The Week, The Guardian
"We've met before, haven't we? That's right - London garage rock, distant cousin of Detroit garage rock. But M.A.S.S. are bringing quite an unfamiliar flair to the business of heavy riffing. Undoubtedly raw, but with some of the anthemic qualities of the classic FM rock single, singer Justine brings a touch of Polly Harvey to their Bachman Turner Overdrive, which makes all this quite a refreshing change" - NMESOLD OUT
Double bill of West Country goodness, as Purr shows the world what lurks at the heart of Bath.
Summerteeth doff a cap to Bright Eyes and Wilco, while People With Eyes take bedroom psychedelia and infuse it with Beach Boy harmonies and surreal darkness.7" - £3
Wild retro-synth-rap from the far shores of America. Signed to Kill Rock Stars in the States, we're lucky enough to have put out the vinyl version of their debut. One to dance your ass off to.
"the hottest thing out of the Bay Area since crystal meth, and their song 'You Made Me Gay' is hands down he funniest he-said she-said battle-rhyme ever written." - K48 Magazine
"Peaches meets Eazy-E meets Tigre and Bunny (of 'We Like The Cars That Go Boom' fame) meets Mor-Play. Yep, you guessed it...more electro sing-songy girl rap with nasty lyrics. But these girls are totally lezzed out. See final song on EP, 'You Made Me Gay'." - Vice magazineSOLD OUT
More full-on, melodic rock frenzy from the Derby boys that sees them compared to Idlewild, Manics and cult faves Cable.
"Nevertheless, it makes for one hell of a hard-hitting post-punk scream, particularly in opener 'Achieve', where off-key minor melodies rock out like Idlewild gone absolutely stark bleeding bonkers. Any angry young men looking to form a band, please take note: this is how to write a tormented emo tune without making a total prick of yourself." - Krissi Murison, NME
"their set is an explosion of ideas, memorable choruses, and the kind of devil-may-care attitude that means when it comes together, they rock out in a very big and very snotty way." - Kerrang!7" - £3, CD - £3
Rapido, Enrico and Nimoy are collectively engaged in a paradoxical division of self from the audience they vehemently condescend, but compassionately deliver their art to. They are both the begrudging hand that feeds instrumental enrichment and the minority of excellence to which any common man or woman aspires. However, Aqua Vista are aware that the meta-theatricality within their performance, implies the lies and deceit prevalent within our every day lives. This neo-Brechtian form of alienation urges the audience to accept that their act is as duplicitous as their reality.
Or they could simply rock in a Man-Or-Astroman-meets-Dick-Dale kind of way.
Includes their legendary surf-instrumental version of Kraftwek's "The Model", featured extensively on John Peel's show...7" - £3
Beachbuggy and Ikara Colt have both found J*R a particularly tough act to follow on previous Purr nights of legend. 90s post-punk rock collides, James Dean-style, with the glamour and effortless retro cool of 50s rock'n'roll. You will believe that Michael Myers and Elvis had a bastard lovechild. And its name is J*R.
"It's violent, antisocial music; a soundtrack for lonely farmers to shoot trespassers to" - Choke
"The British Jesus Lizard" - Ikara Colt
"The ace rhythm section (including a seriously gifted drummer) have that Shellac-like quality of making complexity sound simple and original ideas sound completely natural" - Choke7" - £3
Moonkat describe themselves as an angry, nervous and bored band of 3 girls and 1 boy who play lo-fi riot grrl guitar music. This single featured regularly on John Peel and Steve Lamacq's show.
"Screee! WWWWWWWWWahhhhhhhhhhhhhh! Et chuffing cetera. Little label stardust, frankly." - Playlouder7" - £3
The first release on Purr Records, and only a handful of these left. In fact, up until a couple of weeks ago we though this was sold out, until we discovered a small box nestled away in a corner looking lonely.
Full-blooded guitar rock that found comparisons with Idlewild, Cable and early Manic Street Preachers.SOLD OUT
Where to get them
If you don't want to purchase by Paypal, Purr Records are distributed by Shellshock and can be ordered by your local record shop.
You can also order them direct from us at the following address:
c/o 51, Claude Avenue,
Bath, BA1 1AG
Postage/Packing = £1 first 7" or CD + 35p thereafter, £1.50 for 1st 12" + 85p thereafter.
Cheques made payable to "Purr Records", please.
The Xmas E.P.s
We've also endeavoured to add a little Santa sparkle to Christmas by bring out limited edition Christmas CDs. Previous EPs featured exclusive tracks by The Blue Minkies, [Keyop], Ricky Spontane, The Lollies, Motel, Motormark, Summerteeth and others. These are now sold out, sorry.