These New Puritans - Numbers/Colours

Numbers/Colours

These New Puritans

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Description

These New Puritans - Numbers/Colours

If not now then when? If not now then when? Us with the numbers in the back of our eyelids

The colours that you don't see
The colours that you don't see
The colours that you don't see
The colours that you don't see....see... see is

Reviews

In name, in sound These New Puritans are a necessary cure. Too savvy for shell suits and too self-aware for the primal wailing of Gang Gang Dance, they are as all young, British bands should be: lean, smart, beat-clever. Their new AA is more inclined to look down on and back at roots, keeping just far enough ahead of neo-tribal and the chance intelligence of the nu-rave aesthetic to keep its fastened collar clean.

Amid the neon nonsense, 'Numbers'/‘Colours’ comes as a withering interjection but it’s not the best thing the Southend quartet will ever commit to tape. This, however, is allowed when a single you released in May remains lonely and peerless in 2007. These twins arrive after and share parts with ‘Navigate’; a dozen minutes and more of sheer, ferocious, pained now, recorded and released in Spring for Angular/Dior Homme.

As such, this five-minute island between catwalk and album definitely suffers from what’s gone before and from an over-abundance of ideas -
(...Loops, William The Conqueror, gold Au...medieval magic realism, text, circles, ice...pluvial...compression, now ......)

- but as such is still a cut above most else out ‘there’. The first track is chased along by stinging rhythm and Jack Barnett’s repeated, insistent ask: “What’s your favourite number? What does it mean?”.

No answer's forthcoming, and growing bored, it will occasionally float up in a grey, blotted wash; drifting light-headed for seconds before falling back down to earth all cLOUDDEAD. It picks up the trail quick enough, resuming like This Heat’s ‘Horizontal Hold’; teeming rhythm-pop caught and released in two, timeless loops of post-.

Beats burst irregular but eventually settle into a rhythm, George Barnett's sticks the rounds of bullet-fire shot by teenagers from the roof of their boarding school in a Lindsay Anderson film. Gakka gakka gakka. As the song sneers to a close, po faces start to break, guitar and drum squabbling like feral intelligents for the rhythmic win.

DROWNED IN SOUND

Tracklisting

Download Single (ARC027D)
  1. These New Puritans - Numbers
  2. These New Puritans - Colours

mp3 downloads

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Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 Numbers 3m 11s £0.75
2 Colours 2m 26s £0.75
Entire MP3 Download Single (2 tracks) £1.50
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flac downloads

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Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 Numbers 3m 11s £0.75
2 Colours 2m 26s £0.75
Entire FLAC Download Single (2 tracks) £1.50
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