8th Dec, 2016

Popular Vale alternative rock band release new album

Evesham Editorial 6th May, 2016 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

A POPULAR alternative rock band is celebrating the release of its new EP album with a concert at a county bar.

The Purple Shades, originally from Evesham and Pershore, released heir new EP entitled ‘Staddlestones’ yesterday (Thursday) on online stores such as itunes, Amazon and Spotify, before performing a gig at The Marr’s Bar in Worcester later that evening.

The teenage band, consisting of Dylan Boddy, George Bowles, Charlie Brooks and Sam Hennerley, are supported by the M.A.S. Records music development programme.

Founded by Kevyn Gammond, former member of Band of Joy, Robert Plant, former member of Led Zeppelin and Karl Hyde, member of Underworld, the programme provides the band with rehearsal and recording time, as well as experience and advice.

Staddlestones, written by band members Dylan and George, consists of five tracks and has a mellow sound in contrast to their debut album ‘Wit of the Staircase’, which was released in September 2014.

The band will be supported by The Aura, an alternative rock band from Worcester and Ross Angeles, who are described as ‘dark electronic’ and feature well known musicians Michael Wynn and Rooney Wooster.

Purple Shades front man Dylan said: “We’re very excited about the EP and the different sound. We’re also looking forward to the launch night and playing at The Marr’s Bar again, which we view as our home.

“We’re not far off completing another album which will further develop our sound.”

Doors for the event open at 8pm and tickets cost £3 if bought in advance.

Visit www.thepurpleshades.com to listen to the band’s music.

Alternatively call Dave Boddy on 07831 464517 or e-mail dave.boddy@virgin.net for more information.