PURPLENE – Purplene

$ 8.00$ 32.00

Saving the best till last, this adventurous and brooding album by Sydney band Purplene is regarded by most as their definitive work, recorded by Steve Albini. A geniune underground classic Australian record originally released 2004, finally on vinyl and digital. Members would later form Charge Group and Firekites.

LP (Black) $ 32.003 LEFT

* Limited to 300
* Gatefold jacket
* Instant digital download (MP3/FLAC)

Digital (MP3/FLAC) $ 8.00

PURPLENE, the four-piece responsible for one of the most breathtaking and inventive Australian indie albums of the last two decades, are back.

Following an earlier album and two EPs, the acclaimed 2004 ‘Purplene’ LP was recorded at Chicago’s Electrical Audio by Steve Albini (Nirvana, Pixies, PJ Harvey) and proved a significant departure for the Sydney band – a masterful and mature distillation of brooding experimental minimalism, abstract poetic imagery and full-blown cathartic release. Since their break-up in 2005, tracks such as Swords Down, The Battler and Love:Western have become the new blueprint for Australian left-of-centre rock, spilling over into what would later become known as emo. As Sputnik’s 4.5-star ‘Purplene’ review noted, “the record’s greatest strength is its shunning of the excesses of the genres it takes its influence from.” Members would go on to form Charge Group, Firekites and Palace of Fire.

14 years later, the band are reforming for a series of special shows to celebrate the release of ‘Purplene’ on vinyl for the very first time on Hobbledehoy Records.

Released February 28, 2018
LP / Digital
HOB 048

first press: 300 Black (5 test presses)

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