This London-based band first got together in 2011 yet they sound like they’ve never done anything else on “The Circle And The Blue Door”. This is in great part thanks to vocalist Rosie Cunningham who sounds a lot older than the 22 years that she actually has on her counter. Throughout this album she whispers, enchants, sings and everything in between while the rest of the band whips up a psychedelic haze that consists of 60s rock, early prog and pop.
With a flair for the dramatic and lots and lots of organ sounds, Purson sound like they either time-travelled here straight from the sixties or from way back, trying to escape being burned alive on a pyre… which would explain their clothing. When they’re not summoning their inner Deep Purple in songs like “Leaning On A Bear” or “Sapphire Ward”, they’re lulling you into a nightmarish dream with “Mavericks And Mystics”.
It’s not exactly my kind of music but there’s no denying that Purson is good at what they do and fans of Ghost and Blood Ceremony should definitely check them out.