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Six Things You Need To Know About Purson

Meet Brit psychedelic revivalists Purson. Gnomes not included.

The Gnome Reserve in West Putford, North Devon does exactly what it says on the tin. Hundreds of bearded, fishing rod-handed garden ornaments are dotted around the woodland in which it’s situated. “Wow, that is a lot of gnomes,” says Purson frontwoman Rosalie Cunningham, sporting a floor-length cape and rocking a look best described as ‘pyschedelic Morticia Addams’.

She’s not wrong. It’s also the perfect place for Purson, who, with their psychedelic sound and retro finery, could easily live in a world populated by fantastic beasts and mythical creatures. It’s an approach that has served them well – the Essex band are spearheading a new wave of British psych-rock. So tune in, turn on, and let’s meet them properly…

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