These New Puritans | 03/03/10

Image: These New Puritans by Harley Weir

A full-album stream of These New Puritans Hidden is now available on Soundcloud. Hidden is now available in CD, LP and digital from the Domino Mart and outstanding retailers everywhere.

Hidden marks the next step for These New Puritans since Beat Pyramid infiltrated the minds and hearts of people yearning to find a band who would challenge, perplex and mesmerise in equal measure.

Produced by TNPS's Jack Barnett and Graham Sutton (Bark Psychosis, Boymerang) and mixed by Dave Cooley (J Dilla, MF DOOM) the album draws equally on on the rhythmic lexicons of dancehall and 20th century post-minimalism, with instrumentation redolent of both the oceanic brass of Benjamin Britten's Peter Grimes and the plastic textures of modern U.S. pop. It is sometimes brutal, sometimes melancholy, and sounds like nothing else.

Listen to the stream here.