"Purity Ring is a Halifax/Montreal-based duo comprised of Corin Roddick and Megan James. Their debut album Shrines will be released by 4AD on July 24th.
Purity Ring make lullabies for the club, drawing equally from airy 90s R&B, lush dream pop, and the powerful, bone-rattling immediacy of modern hip hop. Megan’s remarkable voice is at once ecstatic and ethereal, soaring joyfully through Corin’s carefully chopped beats, trembling synths, and skewed vocal samples.
Despite the band’s young age (Corin is 21, Megan 24) and short gestation (they formed in late 2010), Purity Ring have delivered one of 2012's most assured – and anticipated – debuts with Shrines. Indeed, Shrines feels like anything but a first record - its vocal hooks are inescapable, its lush production futuristic and sophisticated but also as pristine as anything on pop radio. The record's 11 tracks trace a unique aesthetic universe that is carefully crafted and fully realized - deftly walking the lines between trap-rap exhilaration and otherworldly rapture, pleasure-center pop and diaristic emotion, childlike dread and total self-possession. Purity Ring's is a universe that invites exploration and demands revisiting."
ATP present Purity Ring live at London's Scala this November. Tickets are on sale now, here are the details...
ARTIST: Purity Ring
VENUE: Scala, London, UK
DATE: Tuesday 20th November 2012
ADVANCED TICKET PRICE: £10 stbf
VENUE ADDRESS: 275-277 Pentonville Road, King's Cross, London, N1 9NL
VENUE TELEPHONE: +44 207 833 2022
AGE RESTRICTIONS: Over 18s
DOORS OPEN: 7:30pm
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