09 Mar

Farryl Purkiss “HOME” album launch tour dates

Farryl Purkiss “HOME” album launch tour dates:

Date: Friday, 15th March
Venue: Live-The Venue, Durban
Line-Up: Farryl Purkiss + Red Light Stereo (unplugged)
Entrance: R70
Start Time: 9pm
Address: 166 Stamford Hill rd, Durban

PARKLIFE JOZI – with International headliner, XAVIER RUDD
Date: Thursday 21 March (the Human Rights Day public holiday)
Venue: Marks Park Sports Club, Orange Road, Johannesburg.
Time: Gates open at 11h00 / The music kicks off at 12h00 & ends at 19h00 / Gates to the venue close at 20h00.
Line-up: Xavier Rudd, Farryl Purkiss, Jeremy Loops, Plush, Josie Field & Laurie Levine, Nibs & Guy Buttery, Shotgun Tori.
Tickets: http://www.webtickets.co.za / R320 Adult / Children under 13 enter free.
Ample free parking within the venue.

PARKLIFE CAPE TOWN – with International headliner, XAVIER RUDD
Date: Friday, 22 March
Venue: Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Rhodes Drive, Newlands, Cape Town.
Time: Gates open at 18h00.
Line-Up: Xavier Rudd, Farryl Purkiss, Jeremy Loops.
Tickets: http://www.webtickets.co.za R290 Adult / Children under 13 enter free


Date: Wednesday, 27th March 2013
Venue: The German Club
Line-up: Farryl Purkiss + Holiday Murray
Entrance: R70
Address: 6 Roodhek Terrace, 105B Hope Street, Cape Town

Date: Friday, 29th March 2013
Venue: Zula Bar
Line-up: Farryl Purkiss, Tailor and Holiday Murray
Entrance: R70
Address: 98 Long Street, Cape Town

Date: Saturday, 30th March 2013
Venue: Aandklas, Stellenbosch
Line-up: Farryl Purkiss, , Tailor and Holiday Murray
Entrance: R50
Address: 43a Bird street, Stellenbosch


Date: Friday, 5th April 2013
Venue: Arcade Empire, Pretoria
Line-up: Farryl Purkiss, December Streets and Chris Letcher
Entrance: R70
Address: 265 The Highway Street, Pretoria

Date: Saturday, 6th April 2013
Venue: The Woods
Support acts: December Streets and Chris Letcher
Entrance fee: R70
Address: 66 Carr Street, Newtown, Johannesburg

02 Mar

Farryl Purkiss takes his fans “HOME”

Farryl Purkiss

Farryl Purkiss

The 25th of March, 2013 sees the release of the brand new album from SA’s most loved singer songwriter, Farryl Purkiss, as he delivers “Home” to his South African fans.

With this release he brought in International Producer, Kieran Kelly, who has worked with incredible artists such as Sufjan Stevens, Angus & Julia Stone, Better Than Ezra, Tony Garnier (Bob Dylan) and Rob Moose (Antony and the Johnsons), to name a few.

On working with Kieran, Farryl comments, “Working with this calibre of producer was a massive learning experience for me. Kieran is used to working with a certain level of musicianship, so I really felt I had to step up my game to keep up with him. He owns his own studio back in NYC which has spawned some of my favorite records of all time, so to have his full attention on mine for such a long period was invaluable. He was super easy to work with, and treated this album as if it was his own. He is also an incredible musician in his own right, so his contribution went way beyond the call of just an regular producer, he got stuck right in there and got his hands dirty. The result I feel speaks for itself. He is as proud of this album as I am.”

People always ask Farryl, “What do you write about?”, or “What influences your song writing?”. When it came to writing the songs for his new album, one thing he found with “Home” is that the message for him was pretty clear. The subject matter generally deals with 3 things…his home, his wife, and his youth. By no means did he plan to write about those subjects, but they presented themselves in each piece that he wrote in one form or another.

“Most of the songs on my previous albums were all written while on tour, alone, and in foreign countries. What’s different about this record is that all the songs were written while on my farm in Cape Town, and to add fuel to the album title choice, it was recorded at a studio literally 300 meters from where we live. As far as recording the songs go, they took on a life of their own in the studio. As soon as we started tracking the mood and approach surrounding this creation breathed life into every song we tackled. The songs ran in any and every direction they pleased. Instead of us directing the songs, the songs seemed to direct us. It was lot like trying to tie an elephant to a tree with a piece of string. Calm and chaos lying side by side in each song.”, explains Farryl.

Made up of 12 incredible tracks, “Home” is unquestionably Farryl’s best release to date. With singles such as “Own Way Home”, “A Spade A Spade”, “Counting Back from 31” and “When We Were Young”, Farryl reaches a new level of maturity in his song writing. Telling stories from the heart. Singing songs that make you think. About Life. About Home.

The album includes a new recorded version of “Ways To Live Forever” which was written for the Ben Chaplin movie of the same name, as well as the finished version of “In Apostrophes”, which was first released as a demo version on the bonus disc of the Special Edition release of “Fruitbats & Crows”, hyping it as a track which will be on the next album. And so it is.

Farryl includes his hauntingly beautiful version of the Crowded House hit “Fall At Your Feet”, along with great album tracks “Till She Was No More”, “Yesterday’s Demise” and “Absolution In The Ground”.

Farryl be embarking on his “HOME Album Launch Tour” across South Africa from the 15th of March, which includes 2 dates with International Headliner, Xavier Rudd, at the PARKLIFE festival events in Johannesburg and Cape Town. Dates listed below.

Listen to Farryl’s brand new single “Own Way Home”: https://soundcloud.com/sheergroup/farryl-purkiss-own-way-home

And watch the video for the making of the “Home” album:


01. When We Were Young
02. Own Way Home**
03. Ways To Live Forever
04. A Spade A Spade
05. Till She Was No More
06. In Apostrophes
07. Counting Back From 31
08. Yesterdays Demise
09. Absolution In The Ground
10. Fall At Your Feet
11. Beggar On The Street
12. Yuliya
Hidden Track: Don’t Walk Alone