These New Puritans, have announce the release of The Cut [2016-2019], due 14 February 2020 via Infectious Music / BMG. The Cut is a sister release to their 2019 album, Inside The Rose, includes re-workings, and remixes by friends and collaborators including Ossian Brown (Clyclobe, Coil), Andrew Liles (Current 93, Nurse With Wound), and Scintii (Taiwanese singer-producer, featured on Inside The Rose). Marking the finite end of the Inside The Rose era.
Of The Cut, These New Puritans’ Jack Barnett says: “A lot of these songs were started during the Inside The Rose sessions, but we didn’t have the right momentum to finish them. So we came back to them and turned them inside out.”
For the artwork George Barnett explains: “I wanted to get across in a more literal way what Inside The Rose is. The slit through fabric – brutality, fragility, beauty, life, birth, sex, death. It’s unsanitized. This sounds quite wanky, but ‘tis the truth my dear, hahah.” The Cut will be available to stream and download, and buy in limited edition CD format, featuring hand-cut slit fabric artwork.
These New Puritans
Infinity Vibraphones Orchestral Mirror
Beyond Black Suns [Scintii remix]
If I Were You [Love At The End of the Human Age]
Infinity Vibraphones Postlude
Angels Come Down
Anti-Gravity Piano Mirror
A-R-P Piano Mirror
Beyond Black Suns [Andrew Liles Ambient Mix]
Sphinx In Pieces
Inside The Rose Orchestral Mirror
Where The Trees Are On Fire [Maenad Veyl Remix]
Inside The Rose #MeToo mix [Andrew Liles]
Angels Brass Canon
Where The Trees Are on Fire Phone Note
Into The Trees [Ossian Brown Recomposition]
Intro Tape (Live 2019) Part 1
Intro Tape (Live 2019) Part 2
These New Puritans are also due to return to London’s iconic brutalist venue, The Barbican, to play a special one-off show, ‘The Blue Door’ on 23 February 2020. Performing with a 16 person band crossing electronic, orchestral, minimalism and industrial, this will be the past, present & future of These New Puritans in one unclassifiable and visually stunning stage show.
Specially composed and commissioned for the Barbican Hall, a band of sopranos, brutalist pitched percussion, a brass ensemble, live electronics and special guests will perform with full theatrical stage production including film projections and a lighting installation. The performance will explore themes of sex, death, transcendence and love at the end of the human age.
New material from the group will be premiered alongside recompositions from their four studio albums, including from last year’s acclaimed Inside The Rose and this February’s The Cut compilation, on an expanded scale. Visual collaborators for the performance include photographer and director Harley Weir, filmmaker and artist Daniel Askill and photographer Angelo Pennetta, with lighting by Tupac Martir and staging by Freya Don.
Ticket details for ‘The Blue Door’ at the Barbican can be found here