THESE NEW PURITANS ARE A BAND FROM ESSEX, ENGLAND.
COMPRISED OF TWIN BROTHERS GEORGE BARNETT AND JACK BARNETT.
 
 
PRE HISTORY
AN ISLAND / MICK THE ASBESTOS / NOW PLUVIAL / LIVE

2008
BEAT PYRAMID / SLIMANE I / NUMBERS/COLOURS / IRWIN

2009
RECORDING HIDDEN / LAB.V.1 / SLIMANE II / ARTWORK V.1 / KNIGHT

2010
SUIT OF LIGHTS / HIDDEN / HIDDEN ERA / WEIR / MCLELLAN / SIMS / HIDDEN REMIX EP / BBC W.W.W. SESSION

2011
HIDDEN LIVE / PITCHED ENGINES

2012
RECORDING FIELD OF REEDS / BJÖRK BASTARDS REMIX

2013
FIELD OF REEDS / FRAGMENT TWO / BEAT MAGAZINE / VANDERPERRE / 7EPTET / YES MEN / V ISLANDS SONG

2014
E–X-P-A-N-D-E-D / MAGNETIC RESONATOR PIANO / C•93 / NOWNESS / MAGNETIC FIELD ORB

2015
BRAVE NEW WORLD / MOVEMENT

2016
BERLIN / NALEPASTR

2017
DREAM FORWARDS ZINE / ANOTHERMAN: PRE-ITR INTERVIEW

2018
IN STUDIO / DIFFERENT TRAINS 1947 / INTO THE FIRE

2019
PHONE LINE / ICA: PUBLIC PREVIEW / INSIDE THE ROSE / BBC6 SESSION / PENNETTA / YOUNG / WEIR / ukTOUR / deTOUR / DAVID LYNCH PRESENTS / TAPE NOTES : RECORDING ITR / BEYOND BLACK SUNS / I.T.R. VIDEO

2020
THE CUT / THE BLUE DOOR / PUZZLE OBLIVION


ĦIÐÐEN [MMXX]


THE CUT [2016-2019]


INSIDE THE ROSE


FIELD OF REEDS


HIDDEN


BEAT PYRAMID

 
ĦIÐÐEN [MMXX]
 

 
 
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IT’S GREAT TO ANNOUNCE: THAT WE’RE CELEBRATING THE 10-YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF ĦỊĐĐỂŅ WITH A NEW RELEASE: ĦIÐÐEN [MMXX]. A RE-ISSUE OF THE ORIGINAL ALBUM ACCOMPANIED BY NEW AND UNRELEASED MATERIAL FROM THE HIDDEN SESSIONS INCLUDING LIVE RECORDINGS FROM THE SAME ERA, PLUS A LIVED STREAMED PERFORMANCE FILM: XONE-1

ALL SET FOR RELEASE ON 4TH DECEMBER 2020.
IN DELUXE AND STANDARD EDITIONS.
 

 
 

 
 

 

 
 

 


 

 
 

 
ĦIÐÐEN [MMXX]
 

 
 
PRE-ORDER NOW:

 
 
IT’S GREAT TO ANNOUNCE: THAT WE’RE CELEBRATING THE 10-YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF ĦỊĐĐỂŅ WITH A NEW RELEASE: ĦIÐÐEN [MMXX]. A RE-ISSUE OF THE ORIGINAL ALBUM ACCOMPANIED BY NEW AND UNRELEASED MATERIAL FROM THE HIDDEN SESSIONS INCLUDING LIVE RECORDINGS FROM THE SAME ERA, PLUS A LIVED STREAMED PERFORMANCE FILM: XONE-1

ALL SET FOR RELEASE ON 4TH DECEMBER 2020.
 

 
 

 

 
“ASTONISHING…THERE ARE MORE IDEAS HERE THAN MOST BANDS MANAGE IN AN ENTIRE CAREER”
★★★★ THE TIMES

“HIDDEN IS NOT JUST THE MOST ORIGINAL RECORD TO EMERGE FROM BRITAIN THIS YEAR, BUT THE MOST UNFATHOMABLE: AN IMMACULATE ENIGMA.”
★★★★★ THE GUARDIAN

“IT’S AS MUCH A PUZZLE AS AN ATTACK: A FASCINATING, FOREBODING, INSISTENTLY RHYTHMIC CONUNDRUM.”
8/10 – THE NEW YORK TIMES

“THE FIRST MASTERPIECE OF 2010”
★★★★★ THE TELEGRAPH

“ONE OF THE MOST POWERFUL ARTISTIC FORCES IN BRITAIN TODAY”
ALBUM OF THE YEAR 2010, NME

“AN ADVENTUROUS, CHALLENGING AND FUTURISTIC RECORDING”
★★★★★ MOJO

“ELECTRIFYING”
★★★★ Q
 

 

 

 
TRACKLIST:
 
DISC 1
1. TIME XONE
2. WE WANT WAR
3. THREE THOUSAND
4. HOLOGRAM
5. ATTACK MUSIC
6. FIRE-POWER
7. ORION
8. CANTICLE
9. DRUM COURTS-WHERE CORALS LIE
10. WHITE CHORDS
11. 5

DISC 2
12. HOLOGRAM PIANOS
13. WE WANT WAR BRASS & WOODWIND
14. 5 MALLETS
15. HOLOGRAM CHAMBER MIX
16. DRUM COURTS HIDDEN LIVE PARIS
17. IRREVERSIBLE-EN PAPIER HIDDEN LIVE BERLIN
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 
 

THE ICA & ANOTHER MAN
present a PUBLIC VIEW of INSIDE THE ROSE
 
A live multi–media presentation of the NEW MUSIC , performed inside a silk / scaffold installation
designed by George Barnett, artwork by Freya Don.
 
Featuring video collaborations with Daniel Askill, Harley Weir and Hans–Henning Korb.
Performance art by Soojin Chang. DJing by Graham Sutton {Bark Psychosis / Boymerang / TNP}.
Live at the Institute of Contemporary Art, London.
 

 

 

 

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Daniel Askill is a critically-acclaimed Australian filmmaker and long-time collaborator of These New Puritans. The New York Times, who recently commissioned a Virtual Reality film directed by Daniel and starring Michael Fassbender, Benecio Del Toro and Charlize Theron, has described his films as ‘visually stunning’. His unique sensibility spans a diverse body of work, which includes music videos, films, stage, commercials, photography and video installations.
 
Soojin Chang’s artistic practice is led by an inquiry into political and individual trauma, particularly the way these are internalised and inherited in the body schema. Her performance and video works are driven by examinations into the agency and fertility of both humans and nonhumans. Her work seeks to deconstruct systems of oppression and power in order to rethink ecological destruction. She uses appropriation to challenge authorship and renegotiate representations, survival mechanisms, and immigration patterns of colonised cultures and diasporas. Selected exhibitions include MoMA PS1, New York; Institute of Contemporary Arts, London; Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow; Microscope Gallery, New York; La Capela, Paris; and the Art/Life Institute, New York.
 
Freya Don is a London-based artist known for her dramatic, painterly use of textiles and collaborations with Harley Weir. Freya previously worked with the Barnett brothers on their music video for the single Inside the Rose and the subsequent album artwork.
 
Hans-Henning Korb is an artist based in Berlin. His practice combines sculpture, installation and performance, and often involves music, film, computer animation, virtual worlds, plants, and organic processes. Korb has exhibited internationally in venues including Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin (2017); Empty Gallery, Hong Kong (2016); Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin (2014); and Photo LA, Los Angeles (2012).
 
Graham Sutton is an English musician, songwriter, composer and record producer. He is best known for his role as the leader and key figure of seminal post-rock band Bark Psychosis, as well as his work as a producer for alternative rock bands since the late 1990s.
 
Harley Weir is London-born photographer and director known for creating intimate images and films in her personal, editorial and commercial work. Harley had her first solo exhibition in 2017 at Foam, Amsterdam, where her work is now in the permanent collection. She is a regular exhibitor at Photo London and Paris Photo. Her second solo exhibition Homes opened at the Brighton Biennial in September 2018.
 

 
Digital Magnetic Field Orb
created by Lee Dyson & TNP this orb uses sounds of the MRP in digital form, click and play below.
 

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“it’s as much a puzzle as an attack: a fascinating, foreboding, insistently rhythmic conundrum.”
8/10 – THE NEW YORK TIMES

“A shockingly brilliant album – announces TNP as one of the most powerful artistic forces in Britain today.”
9/10 – NME

“Throwing down the gauntlet for the rest of the decade.”
★★★★★ – OBSERVER MUSIC MONTHLY

“Genre-shattering, bold and ambitious – it’s hard to believe they even hail from earth”
ROCKSOUND

“Seldom have classical delicacy, rock attitude and pop vitality coexisted with such improbable ease.”
8.9/10 – PASTE MAGAZINE

“A Magnum Opus”
9/10 – DROWNED IN SOUND

9/10 – CLASH

9/10 – MUSIC OHM

10/10 – VICE

5/5 – THE SUN

“Hidden is not just the most original record to emerge from Britain this year, but the most unfathomable: an immaculate enigma”
★★★★★ – THE GUARDIAN

“A record of breathtakingly cinematic scope… An awesome, totally peerless contender for album of the year”
9/10 THE FLY

“Astonishing, brave and very peculiar… There are more ideas here than most bands manage in an entire career”
★★★★ – THE TIMES

“Difficult to pin down, Hidden is even harder to forget – TNP are out there on their own.”
★★★★ – UNCUT

★★★★ – Q

★★★★ – THE FINANCIAL TIMES

“Adventurous, challenging and futuristic.”
4/5 – MOJO

8.2 – PITCHFORK

“Magically bleak, fantastically original record”
★★★★★ – THE TELEGRAPH

WINNER OF NME’S ALBUM OF THE YEAR

 

 


 

 

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T N P Official History
PAST / PRESENT / FUTURE

MUSIK BY OTHER PEOPLE
music by other people we like AKA this is not us

All the things you leave behind,
without end, without beginning.

You asked if the islands
Would float away,
If the stars run through me
Like a river, like the air:
I said “yes”

Remote places where we’ll go
Without a doubt
I don’t think the stars are symbols
But let’s find out
And here we go
up
into the
stars.
Inside the pyramid, deeper in it,
hidden exit after Osiris.
All the stars are swords, I’ve never been so sure.
But ’til then we’ll be hanging on the wall,
all our faces will be boomerangs hanging on the wall.
All the trees started to walk and all the rivers started to talk,
but only through digital manipulation.

I was a grain of sand
You were the still black sea

Slice through ice
Minefield mics
Tone-wheel cyclones
Your thoughts, mine
Wear fun death-suit
Tropical design
Blade grammar to the death
Everybody run
[everybody run]
Some hearts beat
So do these
Some sounds can put tides in seas
We’ll think till our minds align
That’s when we’re slicing through time
We’ll think till our minds align
That’s when we’re slicing through time
Three thousand thoughts in our mind
That’s when we’re slicing through time
We’ll think till our minds align
That’s when we’re slicing through time
Flight through ice
Toxic sound
Line for line
Mind by mind
There are worlds up above
There are worlds inside
Some hearts beat
So do these
Some sounds can put tides in seas
[everybody run]
We’ll think till our minds align
That’s when we’re slicing through time
We’ll think till our minds align
That’s when we’re slicing through time
Three thousand thoughts in our mind
That’s when we’re slicing through time
We’ll think till our minds align
That’s when we’re slicing through time

In between the reed nodes, where the stars are hiding
In the way that an animal wakes
There is something there.
In amongst the gaps falls every word and silence
In crushed glass by the train line
There is something there.
In between the islands where we used to swim
To that place I am on my way
I am on my way.
I swam towards your ship
Like a missile guided by vague feelings.

It was September harmful logic
It was September this is attack music.
It was September harmful logic
It was September this is attack music.
It was September harmful logic
It was September this is attack music.
It was September holy relic
It was September this is attack
You look around now
You look around now
You look around now
You look around
I’m not an actor, I don’t have lines to say
Until I write them all down on this piece of paper
So are you ready, you’re on my sound list
Going to war cause of black sounds and black magic
No longer human you are a weapon
These frozen guns by this guide can’t lock
It was September harmful logic
It was September this is attack music.
It was September harmful logic
It was September this is attack music.
It was September harmful logic
It was September this is attack music.
It was September holy relic
It was September this is attack

These are all words lost in dreams
Travelling at the speed that blood pumps
I feel your breath which carries my hope
In the way ships pass at night
Every word announces storms
It’s like stepping from the door
There is no barrier and no wall
Through your veins I trace a walk
Endless looping chains of rooms
Go forever, hurry on
Looping streetlights spell out words
I don’t want to say goodbye
But as I wake it begins to lose sense

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PHOTO TAKEN DURING I.T.R. SESSIONS
 
WE FIRST MET GRAHAM SUTTON IN 2009
AND HAVE WORKED WITH HIM ON EVERYTHING SINCE
OUR SECOND SET OF EARS
 
GRAHAM IS A SONIC GOD AMONG MEN
 

PHOTO FROM HIDDEN DRUM SESSION 2009

 
 

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Magnetic Field was an exhibition by TNP in partnership with The Vinyl Factory.
It centred around the ‘Magnetic Resonator Piano’ [MRP], an electronically-augmented acoustic piano which uses a series of magnets combined with sensors to resonate and bend the piano’s strings, creating infinite sustain, crescendos, harmonics, pitch bends and new timbres.
 
The MRP was used for the first time in pop music on Field of Reeds.
Visitors played the MRP via motion-sensor technology.
 
There was also a series of performances, curated by Joe Daniel, during the exhibition, where guests [including Charles Hayward, Mark Ronson, East India Youth, Gwilm Gold, Steve Beresford, Sampha] were invited to play and perform with the instrument.

 

The MRP was invented by Andrew McPherson, Lecturer in Digital Media at Queen Mary, University of London, where he is part of the Centre for Digital Music [C4DM] in the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science. He is active as a composer and researcher in augmented instruments, new performance interfaces and expressive performance modeling.
 
The magnetic resonator piano is a hybrid acoustic-electronic instrument augmenting the traditional grand piano. Sound is produced without loudspeakers using electromagnetic actuators to directly manipulate the piano strings, expanding its vocabulary to include infinite sustain, notes that crescendo from silence, harmonics, and new timbres. A sensor on the keyboard reports the continuous position of every key. Time and spatial resolution are sufficient to capture detailed data about key press, release, pretouch, aftertouch, and other extended gestures. The system, which is designed with cost and setup constraints in mind, seeks to give pianists continuous control over the musical sound of their instrument.
 

 

 

 
As part of the exhibition two brand new reworkings from the album were released by The Vinyl Factory.
 
Cannibalised and produced by Jack Barnett and Bark Psychosis using the original album alongside outtakes from the recording sessions and unused field recordings, the two-track Magnetic Field EP is a beautiful and uncanny echo of Field Of Reeds and is limited to just 500 signed and numbered copies, available to now exclusively from The Vinyl Factory online shop.
 

 
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↓ Digital Magnetic Field ↓
created by ‘Lee Dyson’ this orb uses sounds of the MRP in digital form, click and play below.
 

 

 
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PRESS RELEASE QUOTE:
“We’re really just working on instinct. It’s a big accident. But I like it when songs take unexpected twists, where things spin off into a different world. Emotions and people are unpredictable so it makes sense that the songs are I suppose. We’re really just interested in pushing beyond yourself and finding the music that’s just beyond you”
 
Thanks for listening / watching / playing
Jack +TNP —> George –> Tom
 

 
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Hidden Live was a series of concerts of Hidden.
Fully realised with an expanded orchestral / band / electronic / found–sound group.
 
Jack was contacted by conductor André de Ridder about the idea of an integral performance
of Hidden from start to finish, and whether such a thing was physically possible..
The line–up consisted of 12 woodwind/brass (bass clarinet, bassoon, contrabassoon, baritone horn
etc etc), 2 percussionists (taiko drums, vibraphones, live foley techniques, knives + chains),
expanded drum–kits and children’s choir..
 
Hidden Live occurred at:
Barbican (London) .. Pompidou Centre (Paris) .. Hebel Am Ufer (Berlin) ..
De Singel (Antwerp) .. Crossing Border (Den Haag) .. SOS (Murcia)
 

 
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