From Halifax/Montreal, Canada, Purity Ring are one of the most intriguing new acts in left field pop.
Just announced for Golden Plains Festival in March, the duo will bring their otherworldly rapture to Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.
Corin Roddick and Megan James, both in their early twenties, formed Purity Ring in late 2010. Midway through 2012, they released their assured debut record Shrines on 4AD/Remote Control, introducing the world to their eerie, inviting universe.
They recently enlisted rapper Danny Brown for a sequel to Shrines Belispeak entitled “Belispeak II”. The duo make lullabies for the club, drawing equally from airy 90s R&B, lush dream pop, and the powerful, bone-rattling immediacy of modern hip hop. Megan’s remarkable voice is at once ecstatic and ethereal, soaring joyfully through Corin’s carefully chopped beats, trembling synths, and skewed vocal samples.
The first song their collaboration produced was ‘Ungirthed’, which became the launching pad for what is now being heralded as future pop.
Purity Ring enthralls their audience with a carefully considered live show formed around a dynamic tree shaped lighting rig. Built by Corin himself, it literally brings the music to life, as a web of futuristic coloured orbs light up and dim according to his improvisational live production techniques. Guaranteed to inspire non-stop head bobbing, prepare to be hypnotized by this aural and visual wonder.
Purity Ring East Coast Tour
Presented by Penny Drop, Pedestrian, Triple R and FBi
Wednesday 6 March 2013 – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney
Presented by Pedestrian and FBi. Tickets on sale via Moshtix.
Friday 8 March 2013 – Corner Hotel, Melbourne
Presented by Pedestrian and RRR. Tickets on sale now via Corner Box Office.
Sunday 10 March 2013 – The Zoo, Brisbane
Presented by Pedestrian. Tickets on sale via Oztix.
Purity Ring are also performing at the Golden Plains Festival.
You can download ‘Belispeak II’ here.
Purity Ring have unveiled the new single from their forthcoming debut album. Available to download below, ‘Fineshrine’ is the second song to be taken from their highly anticipated album Shrines, which will be released on 20 July via 4AD/Remote Control.
‘Fineshrine’ might be considered the band’s most anthemic song to date, an impressive feat for those who’ve been paying attention to the band’s output since their inception only a year and a half ago. Megan James’ lyrics are at once grisly and tender, a blood-soaked love song that sits atop Corin Roddick’s mammoth, ear-burrowing production.
PURITY RING – ‘FINESHRINE’ [mp3]