THESE NEW PURITANS have revealed details of their fourth studio album, INSIDE THE ROSE, set for release on 22 March 2019. Brutal and beautiful, INSIDE THE ROSE arrives six years after the critically acclaimed FIELD OF REEDS and is arguably the Barnett brothers’ most innovative work to date.
Recorded in Berlin, London and Southend-on-Sea, and mixed in Los Angeles, INSIDE THE ROSE is a record unlike anything else you’ll hear this year; 40 minutes of powerful melodies, lush strings and progressive electronics, packed with jaw-dropping sonic left turns. The title track of the record is currently available to stream and download, and follows the release of the album track INTO THE FIRE, which debuted late last year to immense acclaim.
THESE NEW PURITANS began playing music together as children, writing songs on a massively oversized guitar and a pair of bongos from a charity shop.
“We’d learn Captain Beefheart songs together,” says Jack. “And I would slow down Aphex Twins songs to analyse them, then create copies, to learn how to make those kinds of sounds”.
Together they began to create their own musical world and in the years since have successfully blurred the distinctions between pop, classical, electro, rock and experimental music, earning rave reviews and praise from artists as diverse as Bjork, Massive Attack and Elton John along the way.
To accompany the release of INSIDE THE ROSE, THESE NEW PURITANS have announced a run of 12 live dates across the UK and Europe. Taiwanese singer and producer SCINTII, who appears on BEYOND BLACK SUNS on the album, will be performing live with the band and as support act on the European shows.
The band will perform at the Belgrave Music Hall in Leeds on April 12th and the Hebden Bridge Trades Club on April 13th.