While supporting the indie music scene at The Underground Music Showcase 2014 (an annual weekend-long music event in Denver), I stumbled upon one of the best live bands Iâ€™ve seen in years. This young band played a claustrophobic dive bar with more energy, style, and charisma than anything I had seen all weekend. As I watched this blinding rock nâ€™ roll supernova explode, I needed answers and I needed them now. But, the piercing vocals, gut wrenching guitar solos, and skull rattling bass made it impossible to ask anyone nearby the curtail questions. What is this awesomeness? Where did it come from? Is this real life?
A swirl of grunge, indie, hard-rock, and beach punkâ€”a cocktail almost more intoxicating than the local IPA pints I chugged earlier that night.
I later found out these Rock Gods are called Purple, a three piece power punch from Beaumont, Texas. They havenâ€™t done very much touring, but theyâ€™ve rocked SXSW, been on a small US tour, and they had a short stint in the UK. Their sound is a swirl of grunge, indie, hard-rock, and beach punkâ€”a cocktail almost more intoxicating than the local IPA pints I chugged earlier that night. Be sure to listen to the tuneful â€œWallflowerâ€ and smile-inducing â€œBeach Buddyâ€ off their debut album 409. Also be sure to watch the hilarious music video for their first single, â€œTargetâ€. Oh yeah, I should mention that Purple have a female drummer/vocalist. Thatâ€™s just plain awesome on a million and one levels.