Alvin Purple (band)

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Alvin Purple
Origin York/Leeds, Yorkshire, UK
Genres Alternative rock
Indie rock
Years active 2008–present
Members Carly Humphries
Luke Barnfather
Matthew Bradley
Ralph Sayers

Alvin Purple are an English indie rock band based in York and Leeds, UK. The band currently consists of Carly Humphries (vocals), Luke Barnfather (Guitar), Ralph Sayers (bass guitar) and Matthew Bradley (drums). The band are known for their live performances, they have toured the UK and played a number of UK festivals.[peacock term][1]

The band have performed live sessions for BBC Introducing [2][3] and have had airplay on BBC 6 Music. The band released a debut double A-Side single in Spring 2010 ("The Look"/"Stare to Declare").[4] Both songs were featured in the BBC1 programme Waterloo Road [5] The band have collaborated with Craig Goode and Andy Little to make a number of videos.[6] The band have been working with producer James Kenosha, they have confirmed that they will release Huh Her / Please Please on 23/01/12.[dated info]



  • The Look/Stare to Declare(March 2010)[7]
  • Huh Her (January 2012)


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