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Fresh Fruit: Purity

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Fresh Fruit

Triple J Unearthed

Where are you from and what would be the most recognisable local landmark?
We’re from Canberra, and our most recognisable landmark would have to be a very odd shaped statue we call ‘The Dick Owl’.

Who is in your band, what do they play and what is their non-musical superpower?
Andrew – guitar: a sonic cough that resonates through time and space, as well as being able to remember phone numbers amazingly.
Eric – vocals: accidentally pooed on his own mother (at the age of 16), and can chain smoke really well.
Kieran (a.k.a. Michael Cera) – bass: an extreme, yet extraordinary fondness of salt… So I guess he’s a superhero if snails or really crap hot chips take over the world.
Sam (a.k.a. “Digsy”) – drums: well, let’s just say he’s the David Boon of Purity (glug, glug, glug).
Sean – guitar: girls love him – his super power is being a chick magnet.

Name your three biggest influences.
Being As An Ocean, More Than Life, and Funeral Diner.

What’s the usual first topic of conversation when you take a break at rehearsal?
Usually just odd, crude banter from within our friendship circle or group chats.

What’s your pre-show warm-up routine?
Thousands of beers and thousands of ciggies – goes down like charm!

Tell us about your most memorable show.
Last year on tour, we had our car absolutely totalled in Newcastle by a tow truck. So we jumped in a rental car and gunned it to Canberra so we could make our hometown show; the reception was amazing!

What band would you most like to share the stage with and why?
Being As An Ocean. They’ve been a huge influence since day one, and we all have a huge love for their first record, Dear G-d…

What’s the most exciting album you’ve listened to recently?
Turnover – Peripheral Vision

What is your latest release and why should we buy it?
Our sophomore EP, Old Saw – a lot of time, money and effort went into writing and recording the release, and we couldn’t be prouder with how the songs turned out.

If you could be endorsed by one company, who would it be?
Without a doubt, it’d have to be VB.

Why are you going to make it to the top over all the other contenders in the musical arena?
It’s all about friends who become family; we’re not here to rise to the top, we’re here to make sure that by the time were old, we’ve got plenty of incredible memories.

Other than Dave Grohl, who has the best beard in rock?
Jordan Goodison from Silver Lining (check them out PLEASE).

Wrap your ears around Purity’s latest single “Runaways” below!

Are you in an up-and-coming alternative/rock/metal/emo/indie/punk/hardcore band (or anything along those lines) and feel like a cheeky bit of free promo in the form of a Fresh Fruit piece? Drop a line to editorial@bluntmag.com.au and we’ll be in touch!

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