Purson Vinyl, CD & tapes from this artist at Norman Records
Purson are described by their leader Rosalie Cunningham (formerly of Ipso Facto) as “vaudeville carny psych”, so you know that this will be a fun listen. Desire’s Magic Theatre is in fact a rock opera in classic overblown proggy style, the band plunging into dramatic, cabaret-worthy territory. Released by Spinefarm.
Sugar and psych, and everything nice: Purson make a kind of all-out, multi-coloured sound that you might lump in with the outburst of psychedelic artists, clamouring for your attention with heaviness and folklore -- at the same time, though, their sound takes a lot from the twinkling realms of folk and baroque pop. It sounds a lot like the '70s.