In the light of Elbow's slow-cum-rapid ascent to fame, it's a surprise that Puressence continue to be overlooked. Both bands have almost two decades of experience behind them; both have a knack for writing heart-wrenching guitar-led pop songs that hit the mark of 'epic', without being bombastic and both have the stage presence to more than carry them off. Yet Puressence remain strictly a cult concern, playing to an (admittedly devout) cast of hundreds whilst their counterparts fill out arenas and festival main stages.

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