Have These New Puritans always sounded like an indie Massive Attack? If so, WANT. A children’s choir, noir synths, clattering percussion, swelling brass, willowy woodwind, whispered vox, bleeps and all sort of mad noise. LOVE THIS. Oh, and it’s seven and a half minutes long. Look out for their forthcoming second album Hidden in January on Domino.
This epic video is directed by Daniel Askill and the single is out on January 11th with the album a week later. Heather Marlatt of Salem appears on the album. Head to their site to get an MP3 preview of Hidden in exchange for your email address.
Niall Byrne is the founder of the most-influential Irish music site Nialler9, where he has been writing about music since 2005 . He is the cohost of the Nialler9 Podcast and has written for the Irish Times, Irish Independent, Cara Magazine, Sunday Times, Totally Dublin, Red Bull and more. Niall is a DJ, founder of Lumo Club, event curator and producer of gigs, parties & events.