Academy, Manchester, 1810/2008
At a gig in their native Manchester in front of a capacity crowd, Dixie Ernill watches Puressence, back with a new album and after a long absence, reclaim their city back from the other current crop of locally-based indie wannabees
Sheffield Leadmill, 22/3/2003
Puressence have been through the wars recently, getting dropped by their record label, and having had to cancel their last Sheffield gig because of illness, but Jonjo McNeill finds them playing "one of the most passionate sets the Boardwalk has ever seen"
Only Forever (2003)
In the first in our new regular 'Re : View' series, Jonjo McNeill reflects on the impact of him of Puressence's 1998 album 'Only Forever', which he bought after seeing the band on the now defunct Saturday morning music video programme, 'The Chart Show'