Gigs & Festivals

These New Puritans announce one-off album performance

By | Published on Tuesday 20 July 2010

Normally when you see These New Puritans live, you just get the four of them shuffling around the stage trying as hard as they can to recreate the sounds found on their albums. But when their last album, ‘Hidden’, features a fifteen-piece brass and woodwind ensemble, multiple prepared pianos, Japanese Taiko drums and various sound effects, this isn’t always easy.

Hence, the band have announced a special performance on 23 Oct at The Barbican in London, which will see them joined by the full ensemble of instruments which appear on ‘Hidden’ (and a load of people who know how to play them). This will be the only UK performance of the show, though there will be two more shows at the Crossing Border festival in Holland and at Paris’ Pompidou Centre.