PURSON Ink Deal With Spinefarm Records

Thursday, 26th March 2015

PURSON have joined forces with Spinefarm Records for a worldwide deal that will see their second studio album, Desire’s Magic Theatre, released this fall in the wake of a number of high-profile festivals and shows, including Download in the UK.

The UK outfit, whose music touches a variety of realms, including folk, prog, psychedelic, gothic and classic rock, blending other-worldly romance with shadowy foreboding are currently in the studio putting the finishing touches to Desire’s Magic Theatre, which will be released under the Spinefarm/Machine Elf Records banner.

Says singer/guitarist/songwriter Rosalie Cunningham, “As I sit here in the control room at Gizzard Studios, the pride of East London, I’m excitedly realizing that our second album has turned out to be everything I’d imagined and more! My world has been so consumed by it that I’ve barely been able to reflect on what it has become: a technicolor variety show, a playful display of the musical whims only briefly hinted at in our previous work; a psychedelic rock opera dedicated to our good friends Sarge Pepper and Zig Stardust.”

She continues, “The twists in the tale have been carved out by the path we’ve taken over the last 12 months. It’s been constantly shape-shifting and developing with all the wonderful experiences we’ve had.On behalf of the band, I give thanks to everyone who has bought a PURSON record and been to our shows. Your continued support means everything… and you have our promise that the best is yet to come…”

Says Spinefarm Records General Manager UK, Dante Bonutto, “I’ve been following PURSON since the early days of their career, and I’ve always considered the band something special; I like their vision, their theatricality, and their refusal to be corralled by a single musical genre. Purson really do have an expansive approach to their craft, and as a song-writer, Rosalie is a unique talent on the rise. In all ways, their future is bright, and I’m delighted that Spinefarm and PURSON have now forged this fresh alliance…”

PURSON also confirm an appearance at this year’s Download Festival, playing live on the hallowed ground of Donington Park for the first time. The band – Cunningham, George Hudson (guitars), Justin Smith (bass), and Sam Shove (keyboards) – will once again meet up with KISS at Download, having opened for them on last year’s KISS Kruise.