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Chicago-based indie pop quartet Purple Apple is made up of three 16-year-old girls and their younger sibling's twentysomething babysitter, Devin, on drums. The three schoolmates at the core of the band - Olivia, Madi and Nonie - are wise beyond their years, and nowhere does this show more than in their songwriting. While their peers were playing tag and trying out for the junior high cheerleading team, Purple Apple focused their free time writing songs about the things that matter to them, songs that capture the complex world of being a teenager. Armed with a handful of original material, the band released their debut EP, Sweet Wolverine, in 2010. For the past couple of years, the girls have worked hard to perfect their live sound, initially at venerable venues like Schubas and the Hideout, and eventually graduating to become the youngest band to ever headline Chicago's legendary rock venue, the Metro. The band will be performing locally and regionally throughout the fall in preparation for their debut LP later this year.
2013 will be a big year for Purple Apple with their sophomore EP coming soon and various gigs planned around Chicago and the surrounding area.