Last night I took what felt like brightly coloured acid trip back to the late 60’s early or mid 70’s with psychedelic progressive doom rock band Purson at the Exchange. They really did just look like they had stepped out of a time warp, with bell bottom flairs, huge psychedelic dresses and trippy tops, like as if they had just walked out of a Jethro Tull show from 1965.
Now Usually when ever I hear the words progressive and rock put together then it usually gives me nightmares of Emerson Lake and Palmer doing pixie dancing with oversized wizards and Rick Wakeman styled solo’s. Luckily Purson took their inspiration from progs heavier edge, taking note from the early 70’s psychedelic doom of the likes of Black Sabbath, the more experimental edge Led Zepplin fuzzed in with a distinctive almost Grace Slick styled vocal.
what Purson managed to capture was the whole sonic feel like that of bands like Circle who revel in the heavy psychedelic grooves, mixing squidgy keys with heavy grooving guitars driving rhythms and haunting witch like vocals that perfectly suited the Exchanges dingy setting. ity was joyous in its unrelenting fondness of the hazy 70’s feel without coming out too much like a cheese.
It ranked up there with the Trippy Wicked And The Children of The Knight and Wight duel show earlier in the year, which was memorable for both bands delivering heavy stoner doom with a real kick oh and for Wight’s incredible soloing, the bass solo was an particular highlight that night.
The Song The Contract perfectly captures the true haunting effects of real progression whilst out Mars Voltering, Mars Volter. Its big and bewitching