When five like-minded souls came together to create some seriously soaring sonic sounds underpinned by a distinctive groove, providing them with the starry embryonic sac for PURPLE HEART PARADE to spawn their shoegaze fantasies.
Louder Than War have dubbed them “a band destined for the stars” whilst The NME professed admiration for their “squalid feedback”, whilst publications such as “Metro” as well as BBC Introducing have all purred at the cosmic waves the band have created.
The band’s spell-binding performances has also gained interest from highly esteemed peers, with noted admirers of the band including the likes of Nick McCabe (The Verve), Mark Gardener (Ride), Simone Butler (Primal Scream) and Sean Lennon to name but a few.
Following on from supporting the likes of Swervedriver, the band have also been included on the bill for Kendal Calling, Secret Garden Party, Liverpool Psych Fest and Reverence Festivals performing with the likes of The Horrors. In 2016 there was also inclusion on the stellar bill at Manchester’s Cosmosis Festival including the likes of Brian Jonestown Massacre, and the Jesus and Mary Chain.
What they say….
Single “Painting Pictures” is a swirling vortex of pounding drums and steely vocals that gives way to a melodic, trance-inducing rift.” – NME
If you’re a fan of psych / shoegaze then check them out. One of the best new bands out there… – OX4 Sound
Purple Heart Parade are not the first band this year to show a talent for psych/shoegaze atmospherics, but they’re surely the best at delivering it with stately grace and majesty” – Metro
Purple Heart Parade are on a major upward trajectory at the moment. New songs that build on the already impressive foundations, a line-up that feels and looks settled and a ever-growing fanbase both in Manchester and further afield. Exciting times lie ahead. – Even the Stars
|VOCALS- Peter Cowap |GUITARS- Ryan Arnfield/Sam Bugajski |BASS- Ste Woods |DRUMS- Chris Norwood