We are super happy to announce New Zealand dreamscape artists Purple Pilgrims have joined the Flying Nun family and are set to release their second album ‘Perfumed Earth’ on August 9.
Purple Pilgrims, sisters Valentine and Clementine Nixon, have also revealed the first track off the sublime body of work, titled ‘Two Worlds Apart’. Directed by W.A.M. Bleakly, the accompanying video sees the enchanting pair navigate physical distance, while carrying a strong spiritual tie that ultimately reunites them in harmonious ceremony.
To create the songs represented on Perfumed Earth, Valentine and Clementine retreated to the wooden sanctuary hidden deep in the wilds of Tapu where their 2016 debut Eternal Delight came together. Birthed from a new calm and contemplative headspace, and a select group of collaborators, the pair set to immersing themselves in their new sonic world.
The 9 track record features support input from Gary War (bass and synth from various motel rooms in the USA), Jimmy Mac (lush live drums), Joshua Kennedy (additional guitar jangle and fuzz), improvisational experimentalist Jeff Henderson (saxophone on ‘Delphiniums In Harmony / Two Worlds Away’) along with a special guest appearance from six-string expressionist Roy Montgomery on ‘Ruinous Splendour’.
PURPLE PILGRIMS - PERFUMED EARTH
OUT AUGUST 9 ON LIMITED EDITION LILAC COLOUR VINYL, STANDARD VINYL, CD & DIGITAL
1. How Long Is Too Long?
2. Ancestors Watching
3. Sensing Me
4. I’m Not Saying
5. Delphiniums in Harmony / Two Worlds Away
6. Two Worlds Apart
7. Love in Lunacy (Saturn in Return)
8. Ruinous Splendour (feat. Roy Montgomery)
9. Tragic Gloss