Loading the player...


Show Review

These New Puritans are set to release their sophomore album Hidden this March. Rumored to be something much more sophisticated than Beat Pyramid (though we were impressed with that material when we filmed their set at Domino's SXSW Showcase in '08), you can give a look and listen to the band's first single, "We Want Here", thanks to the sprawling visual to the song the band recently released. Folks behind the album are calling the new album "a work extraordinary in ambition, clarity of purpose and range -- at times brutal, melancholy, expansive, cinematic or orchestral." It's an explanation that certainly works here, as twisted band bodies elegantly fly by the camera lens in dramatic fashion. - David Pitz

Artist Bio

Hailing from the town of Southend, England, the four-piece These New Puritans play Fall- and PiL-inspired music that also takes on elements of electronica and dance. Comprised of vocalist Jack Barnett (who also plays the guitar and laptop), his twin brother and drummer George, keyboardist Sophie Sleigh-Johnson, and bassist (and man behind the sampler) Thomas Hein, the band formed in 2006, when all the members were still in their teens. Their edgy aesthetic and particular live show (Jack, for example, usually performed wearing a shirt fully buttoned to his neck), soon brought the group attention from the British press, enough that soon-to-be-former Christian Dior designer Hedi Slimane asked Barnett to compose something for his fall 2007 collection for Dior Homme, a piece, "Navigate, Navigate," which was then debuted in Paris in February at the fashion show. In October of that same year, These New Puritans issued an EP, Now Pluvial, on Angular Records. Their first U.S. release. Navigate, Navigate, came out in America in February 2008, a 12" that acted as a primer for their debut full-length, Beat Pyramid, which emerged the following month. - allmusic.com


About this Video

  • Duration:
  • 7:23
  • Views:
  • 3,122
These New Puritans

© 2018 Baeble Media. All rights reserved.