Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Brontez Purnell Trio - "Forgive Me, Philip"

Photo by Melissa Dale Neal

Brontez Purnell has a new 7" coming out with his band, Brontez Purnell Trio. "Forgive Me, Philip" is a reworking of a song off his 2020 EP White Boy Music, and it's a glorious burst of noisy and melodic indie rock. It's an undeniably catchy three minute burst of both dissonance and melody. It kind of sounds what I imagine early Beach Boys demos to sound like. All of the melody and harmony are right there, just under a coating of DIY fuzz. "Forgive Me, Philip" is the style of song that is both grimy and polished at the same time, which is one of our favorite sounds around these parts.

Brontez Purnell says of his band's latest single:

“So I was on my East Coast tour with a new band and was wanting to de-shape some old songs. We went to the studio with no real plan (I tend to like to keep things improvisational when working with a new band) and the result was dazzling and struck me! A more jazz-based focus for my grunge work.” 

You can watch the video for "Forgive Me, Philip" below. The 7" is due out July 23 on House of Feelings. For more on Brontez Purnell, check out the artist on Instagram.

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