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Purple - Bodacious album review

Album Review

Thrillingly effervescent pop-punk from youthful Texan trio.

Memorably used in the 1989 film Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, the word ‘bodacious’ was defined by Hollywood thespian Keanu Reeves as meaning “outstanding, extraordinary, almost supernatural in quality”. As such, to utilise Bill & Ted parlance once more, ‘bodacious’ is a most excellent, and entirely apposite, label to pin upon the second album from Texas’s Purple. Because Bodacious, the follow-up to 2014’s spunky, raucous 409, is an irreverent, quirky tangle of heavy-lidded slacker pop, noisy glitter punk and gleefully bratty attitude, and wholly irresistible listening.


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