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The Purple Lights - Lake


“Purple Lights turn an atmosphere of studied cool into glorious, glorious carnage” GIITTV


“…genre-defying funk you can headbang to…” Subba-Cultcha


“Glorious havoc of sound,” Louder Than War


The Purple Lights announce their eagerly awaited new track, ‘Lake’, out July 12. Produced with Ed Ripley (Goat Girl, Milk Disco, Skinny Lister) and recorded at London’s DADA studios.


Quickly gaining a reputation for their live show where their variation of sound makes an impression, from a huge dose of tribal drumming, combined with 60s psyche to dancehall – bringing audiences together in a unifying, upbeat and positive encounter.



The duo take a break from their normal Sabath-eque riffing, as this more laid back approach leans towards their organic percussive roots. The emphasis on Akeba’s Afrobeat drumming and Rob Fincham’s emotive vocals conjure up a pop sensibility where Vampire Weekend. meets Reginald Omas Mamode IVs.


Lake is a break-up song, a coming to terms, a time to repair and reminisce, as the protagonist takes an emotive and searching journey right back to that Lake. The video is Directed & Edited by Andy Wilsher (The Killers, The White Stripes, Joe Slater) and filmed at Hackney Downs.



Having performed at an array of festivals so far, including: Glastonbury, Beacons, Secret Garden Party, Latitude, Alt. Escape and recently kicking off Extinction Rebellion from the back of a lorry at Marble Arch. You can catch them at Camden Rocks June 2nd, at Music and Beans for 2:30 on Sunday.

The band boast a diverse range of influences from Bonobo, Bomba Estereo, Solko and The Skints to legends like Nirvana, Black Sabbath, Johnny Cash, Marley and Hendrix which they illustrate with the breadth of their ultra-prolific sound.


Live Shows:

Sat July 6 – Norwich, Chaplefield Gardens, City Centre

Fri July 19-22 – Magical Fest, West Sussex

Fri August 23 – Maui Waui festival, Suffolk

Sat September 14 – Belle Vue, High Wycombe

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