ARC035: These New Puritans - Swords of Truth
1. Swords Of Truth
2. TL Fragment
3. Navigate, Navigate (The Loving Hand Remix)
4. Swords Of Truth (Alternative Version)
Beginning with a fanfare of horn samples, the track pounds with a nervy dubstep-inspired beat and Jack Barnett's estuary-accented half-rapped vocals - an abstract narrative named after terrorist group Swords Of Truth Brigade - build, one voice layered over another, culminating in a linguistic explosion.
The 12" features an alternative mix of 'Swords', plus the amazing DFA remix (Tim Goldsworthy, The Loving Hand) of Navigate, Navigate...
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As their name suggests, These New Puritans are a group on a very precise mission. Hailing from around Southend-On-Sea, and consisting of Barnett, his twin brother George, Thomas Hein and Sophie Sleigh-Johnson, they have established their reputation through a series of high profile live appearances alongside the likes of The Kills and Klaxons. They first came to prominence with their 2008 debut album, Beat Pyramid. Urgent, pared down, eyes on stalks, sharp as a stick, it was hailed by the NME as demonstrating a “span of ideas and singularity of vision that simply shouldn't happen to 20 year olds. They've created their own imperfect world.”
These New Puritans premiere Hidden Live video and give away free live track
These New Puritans announce a new show
at London’s Heaven on May 18th 2011
Top spot for Jason and the gang