These New Puritans: Live at The Subterranean

These New Puritans
The Subterranean – Chicago, IL
6/14/2008

These New Puritans The Subterranean - Chicago, IL 6/14/2008

I first heard about These New Puritans a couple of months back when I noticed their name popping up in a few different music magazines. Through reviews, I became curious and decided to see what they were all about. I got a copy of Beat Pyramid (debut released last January) and it’s certainly worth checking out.

TNP certainly have an electronic influence with plenty of samples. Their guitar sound is great for fans of any post punk band and at times they slip over into those great danceable punk rhythms. Jack Barnett’s lyrics seem like he’s secretly communicating to someone or something except you can’t quite figure it out yet (this must be where the Wu-Tang influence comes it). Beat Pyramid is definitely not an album of consistency – but in a good way. These English boys – and girl – are definitely on to something.

These New Puritans The Subterranean - Chicago, IL 6/14/2008Greatest things about Saturday’s show :

– Plenty of synths, drums and bass – gotta love that. TNP band set up their MacBooks just like any other instrument and that’s a beautiful thing.

– The Subterranean – I love this venue because there is almost no separation between the audience and the band.

-“Elvis”, “Numbers” and “Colours”, these songs are great!

– Most of the songs didn’t seem to pass the 3 minutes so the show didn’t drag for the entire night.

These New Puritans The Subterranean - Chicago, IL 6/14/2008I was expecting to experience more of a visual show just because of their sound but I was impressed by how simple it was and I was still entertained. I was glad I got to experience TNP as they are brand new. I’m excited about this band and cant wait to see where they go.

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