Geoff Kevin


published in The Wire No.452, London, 2021


Kevin Purdy has been running his Soft Records label since 2000. If there's something in a name, then 'soft' is the wide terrain Kevin has been traversing under his guise Purdy and his trio Tooth. It's a world away from the heroics attracted to notions of being 'hard'. His output has always been refreshing, inviting and immersive, drawing the dots between Canterbury sound, 'melodic wave' (Feelies, Tuxedo Moon, Dislocation Dance, et al) with early Ninja Tune melodic loping. (His Next Up Mixcloud shows capture the full breadth of his listening.)


Text © Philip Brophy. Image © Soft Records.