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These New Puritans – “Island Song” Live Video

These New Puritans’ 2013 LP Field Of Reeds is frequently compared to Talk Talk, in part because of the album’s emotionally shattering and dense neoclassical explorations. Also, though, both bands inspire a similar assumption that their music would be impossible to recreate live. Talk Talk never bothered, and no one can be blamed for expecting… More »

By: Miles Bowe / March 10, 2014 - 11:59 am

These New Puritans – “V (Island Song)” Video

The British art-rockers These New Puritans dropped their Field Of Reeds album over the summer, and their videos for “Fragment Two” and “Organ Eternal” are crystalline examples of calm, composed filmmaking. The new clip for “V (Island Song)” takes a different track. The animated clip, which PICNIC directed from a script by Jack Barnett, tell… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 6, 2013 - 10:51 am

These New Puritans – “Organ Eternal” Video

“Organ Eternal” isn’t just one of These New Puritans’ best songs; in context, it is the last gasp of air before the three tracks that makes up the overwhelmingly dense final section of their new album Field Of Reeds. Now you can watch the music video, which is helpful (much like the video for “Fragment… More »

By: Miles Bowe / August 15, 2013 - 11:35 am

These New Puritans – “And It’s Risen”

Earlier this week, These New Puritans recorded a session for BBC Radio 1. The full session and interview can be heard here at 59:57. Below, hear a rip of a new song, “And It’s Risen.”… More »

By: Liz Pelly / July 7, 2013 - 10:54 am

These New Puritans – “Fragment Two” Video

Fragment Two” is the slow, stately first single from ambitious British postpunkers These New Puritans’ new album Field Of Reeds, and its new video seems fittingly epic. In the video, a camera pans slowly across an imaginary landscape, one that includes mountains and cathedrals and clifftops over gorgeous cityscapes, with the band appearing and reappearing… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 13, 2013 - 4:00 pm

Stream These New Puritans Field Of Reeds

After hearing the tense and elegant, classically intoned “Fragment Two,” you should be as excited as I am to hear Field Of Reeds, the new These New Puritans album that birthed it. And now you can! Such is the impulse gratifying power of the internet. Feel free to toss around genre tags to describe TNP’… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 30, 2013 - 11:37 am

These New Puritans – “Fragment Two”

UK post-punk outfit These New Puritans will release a new record this summer, two year’s after 2010’s very worthy Hidden LP. Titled Field Of Reeds, its production is helmed once more by by Graham Sutton alongside the band’s own Jack Barnett, though based on this listen, the scope of things seems expanded: New album single… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 8, 2013 - 9:27 am

These New Puritans – “Hologram” Video

“Hologram” is the third single from These New Puritans’ second album Hidden. I like the purple drank feel of the goth-romantic Salem remix. You get the album version for the piano-humping official video. More »

By: brandon / August 4, 2010 - 5:22 pm

These New Puritans – “Hologram (SALEM Remix)”

SALEM turn “Hologram,” from These New Puritans’s recent Hidden album into something druggy and romantic. The remix appears on the upcoming “Hologram” single. Have a slow listen:… More »

By: jessica / July 21, 2010 - 3:19 pm

These New Puritans – “Attack Music” Video

These New Puritans followup the “We Want War” video’s ballistics-influenced bodies and splashes and with another clip focusing on folks without shirts moving in slow-motion. This is “Attack Music” and they’re modern dancers in training. The clip was directed by the London-based, !WOWOW!-associated artist Matthew Stone. It would also make an inspirational Nike ad. More »

By: brandon / March 25, 2010 - 3:16 pm

New These New Puritans – “Orion”

The video for the 7-minute “We Went War” was an arresting way to introduce These New Puritans’ second album Hidden, a collection that includes an array of sounds, including the thud of “a melon with cream crackers attached struck by a hammer, used to simulate the sound of a human head being smashed.” These also… More »

By: brandon / January 26, 2010 - 4:42 pm

New These New Puritans Video – “We Want War”

My favorite These New Puritans track is still the looping 15-minute “Navigate, Navigate” that they wrote for Hedi Slimane’s Autumn 2007 fashion show, so I’m glad to see the extended oddness of “We Want War,” the 7-minute first single from the Brits’ second album Hidden. As far as the sophomore album goes, their UK label… More »

By: brandon / December 7, 2009 - 10:01 am

The 25 69 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2010

This year in music was great and we’rea gonna let it finish (sorry), but in terms of notable album releases the ship has sailed. No offense, 30 Seconds To Mars. While the Gummys’ virtual poll booth remains open for a few more days (did we mention filling out the ballot enters you to win the… More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 24, 2009 - 5:41 pm

Iceland Airwaves ’08 Report

Before we kick off the bulk of this week’s CMJ coverage, we’re gonna look all the way back to last week’s Iceland Airwaves Festival. Stereogum sent photog Abbey Braden overseas to take it all in. When not commiserating with locals about our countries’ financial crises, Abbey caught dozens of sets from familiar standbys (Fuck Buttons,… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / October 22, 2008 - 9:22 pm

New These New Puritans – “Elvis,” “Swords Of Truth,” And “Numbers” Live @ Antone’s

One of our favorite sets of SXSW was These New Puritans’ post-punk ass-kicking at Antone’s. We liked it so much, we shot a video of “Elvis.” Just about two months later, we have audio tracks from the show that have been mixed down so that we can now relive the night in an even more… More »

By: brandon / May 6, 2008 - 3:47 pm

New These New Puritans Video – “Swords Of Truth”

These New Puritans pulled off one of our favorite performances down in Austin and we still can’t get enough of the epic, extended “Navigate, Navigate” (we remain less excited about the Loving Hand remix. Showing depth, the young Brits have put together a dark, trippy, flame-licked video for Beat Pyramid standout “Swords Of Truth.” Sporting… More »

By: brandon / April 2, 2008 - 10:15 am

SXSW: These New Puritans Do “Elvis” @ Antone’s

Hours before this performance, we met with Jack Barnett and his New Puritans on Red River St. Video camera on, mic in hand, we asked about TNP’s first trip to the States (because we care). Actually they didn’t give the impression it was going all that well, or maybe they just weren’t impressed by what… More »

By: Stereogum / March 13, 2008 - 7:17 pm

SXSW: Wednesday In Photos

Welcome to our night one photo spread. Every year we forget that we can’t be in every place at once … until we wind up waiting in line for two hours. But at least for last night, the lines were so worth the wait. Our first proper showcase of this year’s fest came compliments of… More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 13, 2008 - 1:24 pm

SXSW: Wednesday Featured Showcases

You don’t need us to tell you that if you want to see R.E.M. tonight you should have started lining up at Stubb’s two days ago. Also you know how big these SXSW crowds are getting every year. The best bet for the sake of your legs — and for the sake of not standing… More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 9, 2008 - 1:59 pm

New These New Puritans – “Navigate, Navigate (The Loving Hand Remix)”

We’ve given our favorable thoughts on youthful UK buzz crew These New Puritans in the past and are currently absorbing their forthcoming full length, Beat Pyramid, with its impossibly awesome reflective cover art. So far it’s a grower. The tune that made us fall in love with the kids immediately, though, was “Navigate, Navigate,” which… More »

By: brandon / February 27, 2008 - 5:25 pm
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