These New Puritans Share First New Music in Five Years

Music News
11/07/2018
Jasmine Albertson
photo by Harley Weir

English experimental band These New Puritans have returned with their first new track since 2013’s Field of Reeds. Titled “Into the Fire,” the dark song features harsh and intricate drumming and contributions for David Tibet of the ‘80s group Current 93.

"It’s about letting someone or something completely consume you. About searching for things beyond your normality,” Jack Garnett says of the song. “When we programmed the drum part, it seemed like it would be impossible to play. But we worked on it for a few days and gradually the impossible became possible." The song is intended as the lead single off a forthcoming album.

“The next album is a banger,” Jack tells the Fader in an interview. “Both brutal and beautiful, a record of extremes.” For the new record, the band has shrunk down to solely the duo of brothers Jack and George Garnett, who began recording the new material in their native Essex, England in 2015 and completed the music in a former Soviet broadcasting studio in Berlin, where Jack now lives.

Listen to “Into the Fire” below.

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