These New Puritans today announce a UK tour for October, the first tour for their critically acclaimed album Field of Reeds, released in June via new label Infectious Music on 2x12” vinyl, CD and digital download.
These New Puritans have collaborated with Daniel Askill to film the video for their song Fragment Two, produced in conjunction with The Creators Project, a partnership with Intel and VICE.
Watch the video for Fragment Two: http://youtu.be/ftvICVWLBKY
Fragment Two is taken from the new album. Recorded in a series of intensive sessions between April and November 2012, with production duties once again shared by Graham Sutton (Bark Psychosis) and the band’s Jack Barnett, Field of Reeds represents another uncompromising shift from a band without peer.
Praise for These New Puritans live
"a terrific display of musical non-conformism"- 5*, Financial Times
"The least crowd-pleasing band imaginable leave a reverential audience thoroughly sated”- 4*, The Guardian
"This is the sort of emotional swell that made Radiohead or Sigur Ros into 21st century arena-fillers"- NME
"A glorious, brave, magic(k)al voyage into the sublime" - The Quietus
Praise for Field of Reeds
“uncategorisable, yes; stunning, too”- Sunday Times Culture
“further evidence that they’re out there on their own” - 4*, Uncut
“it will reward repeated listening by drip-feeding you its secrets” - 9/10, Independent on Sunday
“beautifully muted yet murkily exciting”-4*, Q
“Hold a spot on your albums of the decade list”- 9/10, The Fly
“alternately beautiful, stark, challenging, emotional and jarring” - 4*, The Times
About These New Puritans
These New Puritans were formed in their Thames Estuary homeland by twins Jack and George Barnett and friend Thomas Hein in the mid 2000s. The band is anchored by the opposing characters of the Barnett twins: George, extroverted, aesthetically driven, a violently virtuosic drummer as well as directing the band’s visuals and giving general creative direction; Jack, introverted, obsessively perfectionist, and occupying an unusual and uneasy role somewhere between producer, composer and band leader. Hein brings equilibrium, versatile musicianship, and a certain wryly-amused take on the back and forth between the brothers. Field of Reeds is their third album, following Beat Pyramid (2008)and Hidden (2010).