Manchester’s burgeoning post-industrial bubble was the starry embryonic sac for PURPLE HEART PARADE to spawn their shoegaze fantasies, with Louder Than War dubbing them “a band destined for the stars” and The NME professing admiration for their “squalid feedback”, whilst publications such as “Metro” and broadcasters like the BBC have all been purring at the Mancunian cosmic waves.
Following support slots and festival appearances alongside Temples,Toy, Sean Lennon, Luna, Swervedriver, Night Beats, The Telescopes, ,Pink Mountaintops, The Vacant Lots, as well as securing slots at Liverpool Psych Fest in 2014 & 2017, The Secret Garden Party, Kendal Calling & Reverence ( Portugal ) Festivals.
Their most recent EP, ‘Lonestar’ was released on vinyl this September. One of the tracks on the EP, ‘Mission Hills’, is about emotional distance in a relationship but also the loss of a close friend, a victim of the tragic Manchester Arena attack. It’s obvious here that the band don’t just capture the sound of their hometown but also carry a part of it with them in a very personal way.