Texas. The Lone Star state. The home of the casual and not so casual racist. Also the home of party band Purple, who have announced that their debut UK single 'Wallflower' will be released digitally in the UK on June 30th.

Well, hose me down at the rodeo guys, it's a banger.

Somewhere between Beck and Talking Heads sits a mean Kim Deal-troubling vocal and a whole lot of alt rock angst, making this an instant house party, dancing on the table, underage drinking classic.

Beaumont’s small,” says drummer and singer Hanna Brewer of their hometown “There’s a lot of really mean Christians and Mormons and cows and the only rock ‘n roll music that people seem to like is Stevie Ray Vaughan. It’s very Southern, man. Racism is big. Even in school amongst the teachers the attitude was: ‘if it ain’t white, it ain’t right’. Seriously. It’s messed up! And when I challenged them they would just say ‘Shut up you little hippy’. So I was the kid who everyone’s parents told them to avoid. I smoked weed but it might as well have been crack the way I was treated...

Watch the video for Wallflower here and prepare to be transported back in time to when you actually liked music:



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