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High Hopes: Purple

Texan trio – fond of a sparkly bikini top – turning small-town fun into big punk thrills.

Boredom gets a bad press in rock’n’roll. But really, what would generations of musicians have done without it? The latest beneficiary of its motivational power is Purple, who escaped the ennui of Beaumont, an oil town in East Texas where “there’s not much to do but get drunk and party”, by forming one of 2014’s most thrilling garage rock bands.

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