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Melt! Festival 2011

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As already in the year of  2009 and 2010 we presented you the most important and current information directly from the Melt!-Festival. In contrast to the last years the festival returned the his roots. But this wasn’t a reason for the people to stay away. And so the melt! was sold out early ago. Despite of the electronical renaissance with Paul Kalkbrenner, The Koletzkis, DJ Kotze, Boys Noize and many more the headliner were well know Indie-Legeneds: Pulp. This gallery will take you on a short tour through all days and stages at the Melt!.

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photo: Christoph Paul

These New Puritans : Live video and download before the last Hidden gigs

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Following their concerts together with the Britten Sinfonia, These New Puritans are now about to end the life circle of their second album Hidden (Angular/Domino) during this year’s festival summer to return to the studio again. Their for now last live appearance will hence take place on July 16 at Germany’s Melt! Festival. A new live video from the orchestra tour and a free download of their latest single “Hologram” recoded live should bridge the waiting time until then.


These New Puritans : Hologram (live) (Download)

These New Puritans live:
06./07.05. SOS Festival, Murcia
18.05. Heaven, London
05.06. Karma Love Music Festival, Beijing
03.07. Open’er Festival, Poland
07.07. Les Ardentes Festival, Belgium
08.07. La Machine Du Moulin Rouge, Paris
16.07. Melt Festival, Graefenhainichen

[via Dummy]

These New Puritans : Hidden live in Berlin

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About one and a half month after its London premier These New Puritans bring Hidden live, the orchestrated, comprehensive live performance of their just picked as the NME’s number one of 2010, second album, to a Berlin stage. The exact date will be the upcoming Monday, December 6, the exact place the well-known HAU2 theatre. Of course, the band will once again have the complete recording instrument with them, which makes all in all a 15-piece brass and woodwind ensemble, multiple prepared-pianos, live Foley techniques plus some taiko drums and water melons with crackers on top.

As in London the accompanying musicians will be lead by conductor André de Ridder (Gorillaz, Monkey), who again is actually responsible for creating the whole idea behind this. But instead of the Britten Sinfonia he will be working with the Stargaze Ensemble and the children choir of the local Arndt-Gymnasium this time. And the support act won’t be Darkstar, but the no less interesting, between electronic and acoustic music switching British musician Anna Meredith.

By the way, British critics were amazed. Dorian Lynskey of the Guardian saw Hidden ultimately becoming a “modern classic” through the performance, why  Stephen Kelly of The Fly praised the same as “truly magnificent“; both gave the night the highest possible rating. Find a documentary by photograph Aurelien Guichard here on his Flickr or watch a short backstage interview from London featuring George below.  German Spex magazine has also interviewed the band on the project – read here.

PHOTO: “TNPS at Berlin Festival 2009? by Christoph Paul – All rights reserved.

These New Puritans vs. Main Attrakionz : 3000

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With only two weeks left, until These New Puritans will premier their recent album Hidden Live (as it was recorded) together with the Britten Sinfonia at London’s Barbican on October 23 (all dates and details here or on the new Hidden Live site), Angular Recording is preparing an upcoming Hidden Remixes EP for November 15.

Besides a proper “Introduction” and already known remixes by London dubstep innovator SBTRKT and Sheffield’s Ghost Hunter, both of “We Want War“, and Salem (“Hologram“), there’s a brand new version of “3000” (or “Three Thousand”) by the uprising (lo-fi) rap duo Main Attrakionz from Oakland, USA, putting some fresh lines over the original instrumental. Keeping the drag phenomena and Salem in mind, this US-UK collaboration works out really well and of course, TNPS’ Jack Barnett himself was already rapping on the album track, too. Pure consequence.


These New Puritans vs. Main Attrakionz : 3000

Although announced already for October 25 previously, These New Puritans’ Hidden Remixes will be out as an EP from November 15, being available as both, 10″ and download. You can listen to (and download) all other remixes below.

These New Puritans Hidden Remixes:
1. Introduction
2. We Want War (SBTRKT Remix)
3. 3000 (vs. Main Attrakionz)
4. Hologram (Salem Remix)
5. We Want War (Ghost Hunter Remix)

In other news: Barnett visited the Guardian’s Music Weekly podcast recently. Listen here.


These New Puritans : Hologram (SALEM Remix) [Download]


These New Puritans : We Want War (SBTRKT Remix) [Download]

These New Puritans : We Want War (Ghost Hunter Remix) [Download

These New Puritans “Hologram”

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These New Puritans complete the promotion circle for their new Single “Hologram” with the above new video for their most exceptional single until today. After all the almost balladescque composition finds its perfect counterpart in the as minimalistic and emotional, highly tension-filled, black-and-white shoots.

“Hologram” will be released via Angular on August 9, but is already digitally available.

And maybe future will reveal this piece as the bridge between Hidden and TNPS’ third full-length, since Jack Barnett recently intimated, that the successor could appear (significantly) quieter than the first two albums.

Until then the band still has some big plans with their current work and will bring the complete album live on stage with the Britten Sinfonia and many others, as we previously reported here.

We recommend: Offset Festival 2010

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Exactly 365 days after its last recapture London’s north-eastern Hainault Forest is once again overtaken by Offset Festival and anno 2010 it’s already the third time of bringing together well-selected established – if not legendary – artists with almost all the young, promising talents.

First part was offered this year to the revolutionary founding fathers and mothers of digital hardcore, Atari Teenage Riot (photo above), who follow in the footsteps of punk, post-punk heroes and Offset headliners Gang of Four, Wire (see our 2008 review) and The Slits (see our 2009 review) together with New York’s underground legend Liquid Liquid and Berlin’s Krautrock masterminds off Cluster. The three bands will be accompanied by some of this year’s most progressive artists, with Daniel Snaith’s Caribou, These New Puritans and Mount Kimbie ranking first (in our personal lists), while Mystery Jets, Art Brut and Good Shoes will provide the more accessible indie tunes.

Too, there are quite a few bands making the return to Offset, like the overwhelming super collective Chrome Hoof – an Offset act of the very first issue in 2008 – or last year’s Pulled Apart By Horses, stage invasion causers Male Bonding and Japan’s psychedelic masters of hairography in London exile, the fantastic Bo Ningen. Of course the Experimental Circle Club is back in the game as well hosting two days of dark wave, predominantly East-London sounds on their stage featuring the likes of O Children, Tim Burgess, Fiction and Angular Recording’s very special Cold Waves and Minimal Electronic Sets.

Some girl power is coming from our cherished US duo Telepathe, Esben and the Witch‘s front woman Rachel Davies and Hannah Holland’s Batty Bass. Now add the Erol-Alkan associates Stopmakingme, Connan Mockasin and the Late of the Pier DJs plus the until now unmentioned, but truly great Banjo or Freakout, Cold Pumas, Comanechi, Factory Floor, Invasion, Teeth!!!, Trash Talk, Visions of Trees, Wild Geese and Wild Palms to the list, you can already guess that it’s going to be a pretty tough decision where to go without even knowing half of the more than 150 acts.

Please, see below for a photo gallery of Offset 2009, the entire line-up and ticket infos.

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Line-up

MYSTERY JETS | ATARI TEENAGE RIOT | CARIBOU | THESE NEW PURITANS | ART BRUT | TELEPATHE | CLUSTER | LIQUID LIQUID | THE EIGHTIES MATCHBOX B-LINE DISASTER | GOOD SHOES | MOUNT KIMBIE | TRASH TALK | PUNKS JUMP UP | DEVIL SOLD HIS SOUL | THE GHOST OF A THOUSAND | THOMAS TANTRUM

KAP BAMBINO | ALI LOVE | MALE BONDING | DEAD SWANS | RISE AND FALL | ROLO TOMASSI | LOVVERS | GRAMME | PULLED APART BY HORSES | BANJO OR FREAKOUT | CHARLES DE GOAL | BLURT | JOHN & JEHN | CALORIES | CHROME HOOF | MONOTONIX | EGYPTIAN HIP HOP | WILD PALMS | COMANECHI | THROATS | SHIT AND SHINE | COLOURS | THE XCERTS | SERGE SANTIAGO | WETDOG | GRAFFITI ISLAND | ESBEN AND THE WITCH | INVASION | FACTORY FLOOR | TIM BURGESS | TEAM GHOST | FICTION | DISCONCERTS | BRUTALITY WILL PREVAIL | ELECTRICITY IN OUR HOMES | 10LEC6 | TEETH OF THE SEA | SCREAMING TEA PARTY | PAY NO RESPECT | LAST WITNESS | DEATH IN PLAINS | HOLY STATE | CONNAN MOCKASIN | OUR TIME DOWN HERE | O.CHILDREN | DEAL WITH IT | NOVELLA | DISCO BLOODBATH | BLUE ON BLUE | KOUDLAM | COLD PUMAS | THE ENDS | CHICKENHAWK | THE NEAT | HANG THE BASTARD | RELICS | LAVOTCHKIN | RORY PHILLIPS | TEETH!!! | NOT COOL | HANNAH HOLLAND | THE RIFLE VOLUNTEER | BITCHES | CASTROVALVA | MAMA SHAMONE | PEEPHOLES | HARRY JAMES | PLEASE | ANTARES | BRONTIDE | SLAPPER | HAMMERS | BO NINGEN | LA SHARK | JOHN AND JEHN | LONEWOLVES

THE ERGON CAROUSEL | FIRAS | ANNA CALVI | STOPMAKINGME | TOO YOUNG TO LOVE | LA LA VASQUEZ | FLATS | JACKALS | WILD GEESE | TRAILER TRASH | BUNNY COME | COLD IN BERLIN | GUESS WHAT | GOLDEN GRRRLS | THE BRIDPORT DAGGER | ROUND | DIET PILLS | RIOTOUS ROCKERS | IAN ROBINSON

SAUNA YOUTH | ADAM STAFFORD | DEAD IN THE WOODS | THE MURDER ACT | PROXY MUSIC | SPECIAL RECREATION WISH CLUB | THE EYES IN THE HEAT | VISION OF TREES | THE LOVELY JONJO | ATHENS POLYTECHNIC | KEZOKICHI | OH!GUNQUIT | MIKKI MOST | JOE ANGULAR | DIFFERENT CLASS RADIO | THE RECEEDERS | DAN BEAUMONT | PARISO | GOD DON’T LIKE IT | THE JUNKETTES | TAIGEN KAWABE | HORSE & CONDOR | DISCLIPLINE DJS | JOHN AND ON | JOHN LINGER | HYRST | NEIL LION | LAST.FM DJS | HOLY ROAR DJS | ARTROCKER DJS | THE BEAT! DJS | BATTY BASS | ORAL ORAL | LATE OF THE PIER DJS | TYPICAL GIRLS DJS | PAPER CROWS | HOUSE OF §TINTER | J.O.S.H CAFFE | OFFSET DJS | JAMIE D. WINTER | DEAN CHALKLEY DJ | THOMAS SHITNECK | SI CHEEBA DJ | MEDDICINE | THOMAS HEIN | A REBOURS

These New Puritans & the Britten Sinfonia

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On October 23 London’s Barbican will see the debut of what’s surely going to be an extraordinary live performance: These New Puritans will present their current album Hidden (this black monolith of a record still by far outstanding from the mass of 2010 releases) in the only true way it deserves – as it was recorded. Therefore the London four-piece will be joined on stage by the chamber orchestra Britten Sinfonia under the conduction of André de Ridder (Gorillaz, Monkey) including a 15-piece brass and woodwind ensemble, multiple prepared-pianos, live Foley techniques and the taiko drums we could already see live in action here. And of course there will be some special guests.

Further shows of this line-up will be hold on November 20 at Crossing Border Festival, Den Hague, and December 18 at Pompidou Centre, Paris. According to the band’s website, more gigs at other locations shall follow.

In the meantime, TNPS were busy promoting their upcoming third Hidden-single Hologram and did very well by compiling a mix for Fact Magazine (download here) with the likes of British composer Benjamin Britten, Russian legend Shostakovich and mysterious US darkwave trio Salem. In addition, the latter again hijacked the track into their own cosmos (singer Heather Marlatt was already featured on Hidden itself).

These New Puritans “Hologram (SALEM Remix)” [Download]

PHOTO: “TNPS at Berlin Festival 2009″ by Christoph Paul – All rights reserved.

We recommend: 1-2-3-4 Festival

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Looks like all this swine flu hysteria happened already almost a year ago. At least, we are pretty sure it did, since Anna heroically send us these cool photos from London’s 1-2-3-4 Festival from her sick-bed after catching the damn flu on the festival’s 2009 issue. You see, not everything was hysteria only. Anyway, lucky you will have no need to fear the flu at 1234 this year, but maybe you should be aware that your head could may explode, when you have to decide between the four stages at Shoreditch Park on July 23, curated by Sean McLusky.

For instance Canada’s (or the even world’s?) best and friendliest hardcore band, Fucked Up, will appear live with über charismatic singer Father Damian, who just left a totally non-hardcore crowd at Melt! Festival both, amazed and destroyed (see photo above, interview will be up soon). Too, Wavves will bring their new, even-better album King of the Beach live on stage.

But hey, there are some old heroes in the game as well: Peter Hook off New Order and Joy Division fame will perform the entire monolithic, dark beauty that is the latter’s debut album Unknown Pleasure live – more than 31 years after its release. Sex-Pistols-inspired, second (early) punk wave heroes Vic Godard and the Subway Sect are as well on board as original Pistols-member Glen Matlock, who will play together some of his very (old) favourites together with Bobby Gillespie, Andrew Innes (bothPrimal Scream), , Barrie Cadogan (Little Barrie/Primal Scream) and Zak Starkey (The Who) in the super star cover band The Silver Machine.

Legends-in-the-making These New Puritans will headline stage number two, the Now Music Stage, leading quite a bunch of talented, young UK acts like Rolo Tomassi, INVASION, A Grave With No Name, S.C.U.M, Comanechi, The Ruling Class spread all other the festival – some of them with their second albums already out in the ether, other’s still working on their debut. All girl power can be expected from the great likes of Vivian Girls, Veronica Falls, Dum Dum Girls and yeah, No Bra

Too, an autoKratz DJ set, We Have Band, Brackles, Drop The Lime, Nuke Them ALL (in the backstage) and of course the fastest rising star of the last season, Toddla T (with MC Serocee), and the veteran maestros off Optimo will take care of your dancing feets. And from about 10 pm on there will no less than 14 (!) aftershow parties in clubs venues like the Rivington Street warehouse (the official AP hosted Dollop and the 1234), The Old Blue Last or Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen. Check them all here.

Complete line-up with previously unmentioned artists below.

Line-up:

A Grave With No Name, A1 Bassline, Action Beat, Autokratz (DJs), BabeShadow, Bitches, Black Daniel, Blood Music, Bo Ningen, Breton, Civil Civic, Comanechi, Dark Horses, Deadly Rhythm Soundsystem, Dollop, Dum Dum Girls, Fucked Up, Flats, Hind Ear, Hocus Tocus, Human HairInvasion, Islington Boys Club, Javier Razzmatazz, Kids On Bridges, Kill The Dandies, La Shark, Le VICTOR, Le Volume Courbe, Mafia Lights, Maria & the Mirrors, Matthew Wowow, Mazes, MIM (Black Cab Sessions), Monty ONecro Deathmort, No Bra, Not Cool, Nuke Them ALL, OneMan, Optimo, Peter Hook (Joy Division/New Order), Prizes, Pull In Emergency, Queens Of Noize, Random Impulse, Red Drapes, Rolo Tomassi, S.C.U.M, Screaming Tea Party, Sharks, Shunda K (Yo Majesty), Spectrals, Steve Morell, Still Corners, Sunderbans, Swathes, The Eyes in The Heat, The Long March,The Lovely Jonjo, The Pre New (Present Earl Brutus), The Proper Ornaments, The Ruling Class, The Silver Machine, The Tamborines, These New Puritans, The Toes, thisaintnodisco, Thrush Metal, Toddla T & MC Serocee, Trailer Trash Tracys, Tronik Youth, Turbogeist, Ulpa, Veronica Falls, Vic Godard & Subway Sect, Victorian Talking Machine, Vivian Girls, Von Haze, Wavves, We Have Band, Zombie Zombie

PHOTO: CHRISTOPH PAUL – All rights reserved.

Throw your own Berlin super party!

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In dark times like ours it might look a bit decadent to throw a single party worth € 150.000, but hey, it’s not your money that will get spent, though it can turn into your very own event! The Smirnoff Experience Berlin gives you the opportunity to celebrate a huge nightout with your favourite acts and 1.500 1.499 other peopleat your fave location in Berlin. And since the event’s title already tells you, whose money will pay the whole thing for you, you can be assured, that vodka will pour at every corner.

Visit the SEB’s website over at our friends from Vice to put together a super line-up with one main and one support act, two dj sets on the main floor and another line-up organized by your favourite local promoter. Afterwards you have to decide, whether you want to throw the party either at .hbc, the Haus am Köllnischen Park or E-Werk in Berlin.

“Sadly” Simian Mobile Disco are already firm as main act, but who if not the British electro duo and hit machines could be a better setting for that slot? Too, you can invite such great artists like Afrikan Boy, These New Puritans, Telonious among others to play for you and our friends from Awesome to take care of the 2nd floor. Then you only need to create a cool poster for your party and enable it for the big vote, since the poster with the most votes will be the only one to get hosted. But hurry up! The application time is already ending on March 13.

Or you relax, lean back and vote only once for our party with the perfect disco setup featuring Danish long runners  WhoMadeWho, Finnish Renaissance Man in Berlin exile and the still really new and even hotter The C90s from London, and leave all the “stress” of electioneering for it to us. In addition to this Mr Hugo Capablanca and his friends will play nakedly on the 2nd floor – if he keeps promise.

Though we can understand, if you want to win the sweep yourself, since you will eleven exclusive VIP invites for the night (surely you want to bring some friends to celebrate with).  All other tickets will get spread among all registered users or here, because we are giving away 2×2 tickets for the 23rd of April among all comments under this article – equally where and with whom it will take place. Check the event’s website once again as well for more prices.

See a complete overview with all 31 (!) acts and promoters you can pick from below.

Supporting Act: Afrikan Boy, Bugati Force, The CocknBullKid, Metronomy, These New Puritans, WhoMadeWho

Main DJ: Boy 8-Bit, Renaissance Man, Shit Robot, Telonious, Zombie Disco Squad

Supporting DJ: Biffy, The C90s, Les Gillettes, Headman, Shir Khan

COOP, Beatproviders, Awesome, Team From Hell, Creathief, New Judas, keinemusik, Discos Capablanca, Whizzkids, Easyjetset, De:Bug, Bang Bang Berlin, Intro, Groove, Motor FM

These New Puritans “We Want War”

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Jump in the pool: These New Puritans are back with a new literally refreshing video for upcoming 2nd album ‘Hidden’s first foretaste ‘We Want War’. Video maker Daniel Askill – director of award-winning short film ‘We Have Decided Not To Die‘, part of radical.media and Collider - therefore created an as clear, claustrophobic and menacing video as the 7-minute long war-drum driven, hypnotic masterpiece by singer/guitarist Jack Barnett, drummer George Barnett, bassist Thomas Hein and Sophie Sleigh-Johnson on the keyboards.

11-track work ‘Hidden’ will not only feature six-foot Japanese Taiko drums but some vocals by Heather Marlatt from neither-Israeli-metal-nor-UK-heavy-rock-but-secret-UK-hype-attracting-band-and-Merok-records-act Salem. TNPS’ home label Angular Records will put the follow-up of the infamous 2008 debut ‘Beat Pyramid’ out on January 18 in the UK, Domino Records will take care of the rest of the world.

For more TNPS content check our live blog from this year’s Berlin Festival, get the new PiX issue or head over to Vice UK for some Russian action pictured by Joe from Angular. Pre-order the ‘We Want War’ 10″ single here. Below the WWW video is a mini-mix of ‘Hidden’ set in motion. The band will play a London gig on January 25 (tickets) before going on a six-stop tour through the UK in early February.


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