These New Puritans

at Barbican Centre, London

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The Blue Door

Performing with a special expanded line-up, These New Puritans premiere new material from their new album Inside The Rose, alongside recompositions of their music.

This new performance – composed specifically for the Barbican Hall – includes minimalist, pitched percussion and electronics and explores themes of sex, death, transcendence and love at the end of the human age. An industrial-style stage installation is met by visuals from George Barnett and collaborators including photographer and director Harley Weir, filmmaker and artist Daniel Askill and photographer Angelo Pennetta.

Led by twin brothers George and Jack Barnett, the group defies categorisation, and this performance – the biggest undertaking of their career to date – is no exception. They return to the Barbican following their TNP EXPANDED project in 2014.

These New Puritans

These New Puritans appearing at this event

These New Puritans are arty post-punk-meets-electro band from Essex formed by twin brothers George Barnett and Jack Barnett. Originally from Southend-on-sea, they played music together as children and started to record music together at a young age, when their older brother Tom handed them a four-track tape recorder. The next move was trying hard at ripping apart Aphex Twin and making electronica under the name Mick The Asbestos. Years passed, they continued to make music, and eventually found a place they could play ‘live music’, The Royal Hotel in Southend-On-Sea, so they formed a band. They released three critically acclaimed albums before taking a break. 2019 saw the release of their first new album in six years.

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Barbican Centre

  • Silk Street
  • London
  • EC2Y 8DS

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