“[Purple Thread] give a blistering and exhilarating performance that forces you to know you are alive.”
- Halfway 2 Nowhere
Purple Thread are a 4 piece glitter-drenched rock n' roll band from Leeds known for their eclectic brand of blues infused guitar pop. Consisting of Liz Mann (vocals and guitar), Jack Tildsley (guitar), James Foreman (bass), and Ryan Bailey (drums), the band lead their audiences through a genre-defying sea of gritty, groovy noise, rattling their way through blistering live performances up and down the country.
The gradual ascent of Purple Thread back to the indie-rock universe is currently underway. Having already returned to the live scene with a bang playing a sold out Halloween show and supporting The Luka State on The Leeds leg of their European tour, the band recently released their third single ‘GIMME MORE’ on Monomyth Records to critical acclaim. The new track is an intoxicating, unrelenting and fist-pumping anthem that leaves you gasping for more.
Main influences: Rolling Stones, Arctic Monkeys, Blondie, David Bowie, White Stripes, Funkadelic, Patti Smith, Tame Impala, Childish Gambino, Stravinsky, anything that grooves and everyday debauchery.
“What they do is absolutely thrilling and exciting and overwhelming good. This is the best live band I have seen in a long time, and I get to see a lot of live bands.”
- Local Sound Focus
“It’s always near a ‘weekend’, so when PURPLE THREAD is available, you turn on that playlist and boogie like you’d never thought you could.”
"The band leave you wanting more but only once you’ve had a chance to catch your breath and maybe a bit of a sit down."
- Listen with Monger
"Liz Mann’s vocals have much of the nonchalant hard-arse sass of peak Blondie Debbie Harry, complete with Harry’s richer tone. This is a voice that could go far."
- Halfway 2 Nowhere
“Sometimes you can hear a record and know the band behind it are going to be big.”
- To The Local