Unwishing Well, the latest long player by The Reds, Pinks & Purples is out today, released in conjunction with our good friends at Slumberlad. To mark the album’s release, the band will tour the UK for the first time in June. All dates listed below and on sale now (sorry – London already sold out)

Over the course of the last five years The Reds, Pinks & Purples have released seven albums, several EPs and countless singles, all dedicated to breathing fresh life into the cerebral, leftfield pop that animated the gloomy teens, college radio DJs and record store clerks of the 80s and 90s. Such touchstones as The Go-Betweens, The Smiths, Magnetic Fields, Felt and more are obvious inspirations, but Donaldson’s prolific, prodigious talent for mood and melody have virtually created their own genre. Unwishing Well is its purest embodiment yet.

Crystalizing the tragic self-celebrating kingdoms of fortunate failures, false heroes, music press deities of limitless deceit, hometown dive gods and humanity in the grips of all its romanticized wonder and woe, Donaldson takes aim at the threads of hope with untethered abandon. Spanning ten gem-like tunes- all previously unheard: a rarity amidst Donaldson’s prolific Bandcamp-assisted production line – it’s yet another exhibition of his flawless mastery of intimate – yet expansive – downcast pop. If stardom doesn’t await (and who can guarantee such things?), the legend and lore persists.

Unwishing Well is available digitally, on CD and in two different vinyl editions – a blue vinyl pressing only available via Bandcamp/Tough Love/World of Echo (edition of 250) and a white vinyl pressing.

Buy/stream/download here.