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As their name suggests, THESE NEW PURITANS are a group on a very precise mission. Hailing from around Southend-On-Sea, and consisting of Jack Barnett, his twin brother George, Thomas Hein and Sophie Sleigh-Johnson, they have established their reputation through a series of high profile live appearances alongside the likes of The Kills and Klaxons.
The much accalimed second album, ‘Hidden’, which came out last year on Domino was one of 2010 most compelling records – youthful mastermind Jack Barnett pits brass and woodwind against the digital thunder of hip‑hop and dancehall, but that’s just the beginning. Hidden is a wintry labyrinth of arresting details: the swords that slice through the centre of We Want War, and then the children’s choir that chants the title of Attack Music. It’s an album which on paper with the sounds Barnett is putting together looks hard to get it right but These New Puritans created one of the most interesting and enjoyable records of 2010.
Eat Your Own Ears presents
THESE NEW PURITANS
Wednesday 18 May 2011
Under The Arches, Villiers Street, London, WC2N 6NG 020 7930 2020
Tickets £13.50 advance
0870 264 3333
These New Puritans return with a one-off show – featuring an expanded band line-up – playing music old, new and current.
These New Puritans premiere ‘Hidden Live’ video & give away free live track
# 1 Album of the Year : NME
# 2 Album of the Year : Artrocker
# 3 Album of the Year : Rough Trade Shops
# 4 Album of the Year : The Fly
# 5 Album Of The Year : The Guardian
These New Puritans are a British band based around the Thames Estuary, consisting of twin brothers George and Jack Barnett, their friend Thomas Hein and assorted other instrumentalists. They have released two albums on Domino/Angular Records, 2008’s Beat Pyramid and 2010’s highly acclaimed Hidden.
The group’s ‘Hidden Live’ shows at the end of last year drew an exhilarating close to a triumphant 2010. Conducted by Andre de Ridder (Monkey : Journey To The West, Philharmonia, BBC Symphony Orchestra), this ambitious production featured a 14 piece orchestra and a children’s choir, and wowed audiences across Europe, including sold out shows at The Barbican in London and The Pompidou Centre in Paris. This stunningly shot split screen film is the encore from ‘Hidden Live : Berlin’, featuring ‘Irreversible’ and ‘En Papier’ reworked.
All music arranged by Jack Barnett, video directed by George Barnett.
We are thrilled to announce TNPS first shows of 2011, details as follows:
Support at this show will come from ‘Nedry’ (http://www.nedrymakesmusic.com <http://www.nedrymakesmusic.com/> )
“Inspired by the sounds of The Knife, Mike Patton, Battles and Bjork,
combined with the pulsing rhythms of dubstep music, Nedry are a three
piece electronic/instrument/rock/dance collision hailing from North East
London making music for the ‘post generation’.”
NEDRY are a london trio who, like the xx, incorporate space, eerie FX, glitchy textures and dubstep techniques. Much of their music is instrumental but when lead singer, Ayu Okakita comes in, her high, haunting voice is stunning and a briliant compliment to the beats around her. The band has released one album, ‘Condors’, originally released on On The Shelf Records in 2009, and subsequently re-released on Monotreme Records last year.
Tickets on sale Friday 11th March from:
0870 264 3333
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