Band Spotlight: Purple Heart Parade

By Dom Smith
By January 10, 2020 Band, Spotlight

Check out our next band spotlight on Manchester’s incredible Purple Heart Parade.

S] How do you define success as a band?

Peter] I suppose it depends on what you’re looking for? For me personally, it’s making a connection with total strangers all over the world, who appreciate what we do. That blows my mind. We also feel pretty privileged to be signed to Club AC30 as we always felt that we’d fit in well with their excellent roster.

Sam] Putting records out that are actually gonna mean something to people. If people sit at home and listen to our music and get something from it the same way that we all did with the music we love then that’s success as a band.

S] What are some of the biggest challenges you face as artists?

Peter] Having to work for a living, instead of making music.

Sam] When you’re playing a quiet part to a song and hear people in the crowd talking

S] What are some of your plans for 2020?

Peter] We have our Desolation Angel EP out on the 10th of January on a limited edition Orange/Purple split vinyl, which is a thing of beauty. We have a couple of gigs lined up to promote its release but are looking at booking more shows around the UK and hopefully Europe too. We also have plans to finish off writing our debut LP and will look to be recording it later in the year

Sam] It would be cool to get out touring and maybe play a few shows in Europe. We need to keep developing our writing too as we feel like we’ve improved a lot recently and hopefully we’re close to releasing a really good album.

S] What motivates you outside of music?

Peter] Our location/local heritage is a big factor. Our track “Red Rose County” is a bit of a homage to growing up in a North Manchester Mill town and LS Lowry. In my head we are the musical version of him.

S] What advice would you give to other emerging artists, when it comes to making an impact?

Peter] I’d say just be yourselves, don’t worry about being a part of some scene, be your own scene. Work hard, always have good manners and be precious about your art, don’t undersell yourself as you know how much heart you’ve put into it.

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