New Album From The Purple Shoes Takes You Back To The 60’s
The Purple Shoes develop a sound aesthetic loyal to the 1968’s era for Folk Music. With that being said, they remain relevant and modern to our present time and manage to draw timeless melodies, along jaw-dropping harmonies and story-telling lyrics.
This week, on June 18th, the band has released their new album, entitled “Small Town Fairy Tales“.
Comprising singer Marie Dance; singer-guitarist, Michael Bickers, double-bassist Richard Dadson and Stomp legend, Theseus Gerard on drums and household percussion, the South Coast of England’s best-kept musical secret embrace the folk-rock dreamworld The Purple Shoes seem to have plucked straight out of the minds of some of the greatest singer-songwriters of the 1960s and 70s.
Meeting by pure chance after her three-year experience in Thailand and a collection of half-completed songs, Marie Dance and Michael Bickers’ musical union in picturesque Shoreham-by-Sea feels like the culmination of a journey of not only miles but eras.
Their spinetingling harmonies immediately bring to mind classic acts such as Simon & Garfunkel and Fleetwood Mac and their songwriting would easily lead you to believe you were listening to songs from the booming counterculture of the Sixties.
Small Town Fairy Tales is a collection of 12 songs written over the past two years and, as the title suggests, tells the story of life and love in a recognisable locale of characters we all see in our own lives.
Relatable, uplifting and perfect escapism from our current locked-down lives, Small Town Fairy Tales is an invitation
to have fun, unwind and remember why you fell in love with music in the first place.