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PURRR

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Filling a void left by the break-up of Death from Above 1979, Purrr opened their set with the vocoder line, “noise, noise, noise,” and didn’t fail to deliver as they launched into the instrumental “Invasion of Alien Nation.” Adding a little bit of industrial to the dance punk mix, as well as flashing lights and masks during their first song, the band put on a memorable show and had the crowd hollering. Overall, Purrr were surprisingly impressive.

- Jon Brazeau - The Spill Magazine


Throbbing with raw inspiration and intense energy, Purrr deliver a steel-edged rock-industrial hybrid coated with big-beat electronica, cutting through a lethal jam of synths, ripping guitars, and high-powered drumming. Aided by the visual stimuli of strobelights, this three-piece churns-out a seductive, overdriven, blast of heat.

- Lonely Vagabond - Exclaim Magazine


Adrenaline pumping beats, rock-metal riffs, and steady pulsating drumming. A combination of electronica like The Crystal Method or early Prodigy, rippin’ grandiose licks, overseen by a glam-like theatricality. It’s like Phantom Of The Opera, meets a European dance-club, meets arena-rock.

- Lonely Vagabond - Exclaim Magazine


PURRR (8pm @ Neutral) Now it’s not easy to be the first band of the evening to perform. You get the early start time spot and usually an empty room. This looked like it was to be the case for PURRR who took the stage at Neutral this evening. Then again that didn’t deter me from attending, as I’ve heard great things about this band and was interested to see what the fuss was about.

To start their set of amped up electronic rock music, PURRR introduced themselves to the crowd with a song just full of pulsating beats, rocked out guitar riffs and synthesizer that just hit you in your face. Adding to the aura around them, PURRR performed this track wearing masks and with a light show that moved with the music and cemented their presence. By the end of this hard hitting, in your face song, I (and the band) took notice that the room really did fill up. Seeing as PURRR hails from Toronto and they were Michael Hollett's NXNE Critic's Pic in Now Magazine, it wasn’t hard to predict that their fans from the city would come out and support them during the festival.

I was sad to see that vocalist Sam Cush (synth) was performing with a broken leg, which didn’t let him perform to the fullest of his abilities; then again it didn’t stop him from rocking out continuously throughout the band’s entire set. After removing their masks, Cush along with Roger Sader (guitar) and Karli Forget powered through song after song of their synth infused rock music in such a way that you could feel their deep enthusiasm for performing. Between each song they let us know that every song was about sex; whether or not that is true, I’ll never know, but it did add character to the show. You could see how you could have a lot of fun having sex to this music. Near the end of the set, Cush accidentally knocked his face into the microphone and chipped a tooth, which he then threw into the crowd. I wonder if anyone found it. Poor guy, performing with a broken leg and then chipping a tooth; well the show must go on, and he didn’t falter for a moment.

PURRR lived up to what I’ve heard about them and I can’t wait to see what they will bring to the plate next. If you are into electronic synth infused rock or just a loud good time, then PURRR is the band for you to check out.

- Pam Nichol
- Toronto Indie


Discography

PURRR CD
Self-Titled Release: August 28, 2007
Length: 39:00
Digital Distribution: Worldwide
TRACK LIST:
1 Space
2 Save Rock And Roll
3 Redlight
4 Spitfire
5 Want
6 Withot U
7 Open Your Eyes
8 Spitfire (Extended Version)

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PURRR is an electro-rave rock project from Toronto, Canada with front man/synth player Sam Cush, guitarist Roger Sader and DJ beat fabricator Will Organ.

Formed in 2006, the trio’s unique sound can be summed up as sonically abrasive, infectious dance punk rock and trance trip metal mash.

“Full of pulsating beats, rocked out guitar riffs and synthesizer that just hit you in your face!”
- Toronto Indie Magazine

“Filling a void left by the break-up of Death From Above 1979.”
- The Spill Magazine

Their first official release came in 2007 with the self-titled album “PURRR’” and was written, recorded and produced by the group. It was then mixed by PURRR and Rob Sanzo at the former Signal to Noise Studios in Toronto and Mastered by Roger Lian (known for Junior Vasquez, Limp Bizkit, Sum 41, Muse, Björk, LL Cool J) at Masterdisk in New York City.

Since 2007, the group has been PURRR-forming live in Toronto and across Canada, along with various shows in the United States, Middle East and parts of the North Atlantic. Playing in various high profile music festivals such as Canadian Music Week (CMW), Indie Week, The Summer Music Conference (SMC) and North by Northeast (NXNE), PURRR was named "Critic’s Pick" by NOW Magazine's Michael Hollett for the 2008 NXNE Festival. In 2009, PURRR won “Best Live Showcase” at the Toronto Independent Music Awards (TIMA’s). The following year, PURRR began recording their second record “Verted” with Toronto and Los Angeles based Producer Byron Wong (known for working with The Crystal Method, The Eurythmics, David Bowie and Beck). They took a brief hiatus soon after to redefine their sound and in 2012 added new member Will Organ to their musical line up, thus replacing their previous drum element with a live DJ.

Combining the groups various musical backgrounds, Roger of punk rock’s influential past with Sam and Will in dance music’s future, the newly redefined PURRR is grounded firmly in all kinds of electronic experimentation rolled into one. Visit their official website at www.makemepurrr.com