THE PURPLE LIGHTS
Single: Not Alone
Impact Date: November 17
“They can turn an atmosphere of studied cool… into glorious carnage.” GIITTV
“By the time they finish, there isn’t anyone in the room who isn’t dancing.” Subba – Cultcha
The Purple Lights announce their sultry and seductive new track ‘Not Alone’, out November 17, the title track from the much anticipated second EP from the East London duo. Produced with Shane Shanahan (Japanese House, Ed Harcourt) at London’s Westpoint Studios, it is released on the PLR label.
A hint of reggae lends a more laid-back style to this alt rock duo’s offerings, with a smattering of roots percussion thrown in. Hyphenated with the pop inflections and the powerful vocals of Rob Fincham and sprinkled with their signature loopstation magic the sound is currently being compared to everything from Vampire Weekend, Reginald Omas Mamode IV’s distinctive takes on Afrobeat to the free-flowing wig outs of Fuck Buttons. Expressionistic and in keeping with the band’s inclusive principles, the lyrics explore aspects of alienation and anxieties in society, reaching out to anyone who is struggling.
Over the summer The Purple Lights performed at festivals including Glastonbury, Beacons, Latitude and Secret Garden Party instantly reaching out to fans and building a unifying and positive presence, as they draw on everything from 60s psyche to dancehall vibes and tribal drums for inspiration. Adopted as resident artists by the Roundhouse in Camden they were chosen to headline a showcase of new acts at the venue earlier this month.
Boasting a diverse range of influences from Bonobo, Bomba Estereo, Solko and the Skints to all time legends like Nirvana, Marley, Hendrix and AC/DC, they’re illustrating the breadth of their ultra-prolific output by sharing a succession of tracks from the EP towards the end of November.
Purple Lights: Rob Fincham – Vocals, loopstation, guitar / Akeba Fridaye – Drums, vocals