These New Puritans Announce Sister Release For 2019 Album

'The Cut (2016-2019)' takes in new music, orchestral interludes and remixes by friends and collaborators

These New Puritans have announced a new sister release to their 2019 LP, Inside The Rose.

Titled The Cut (2016-2019), the 19-track release is made up of new tracks, orchestral interludes and reworkings of past material, and remixes by friends and collaborators such as Andrew Liles, Ossian Brown and Scintii.

Above, you can hear a track from the album called ‘The Mirage’. It was recorded and produced across London, Berlin and Canvey Island, Essex, and features Hackney’s Rushmore Primary School Choir.

Speaking about the track, These New Puritans’ Jack Barnett says: "George’s original idea was to get a group of kids to shout abuse, things like ‘Are you awake? Do you still exist? Hello yuppies, hello cunts’ but the idea evolved away from that, maybe for the best."

George Barnett continues: "The process of recording the choir was like our own Opportunity Knocks, I think the children thought ‘This could be IT… Hollywood here we come’, but we didn’t discard any of their voices, we wanted the realness and purity. ‘The Mirage’ is strange in that it’s something Jack wrote when we were 16."

Speaking more widely about the album, Jack Barnett says: "A lot of these songs were started during the Inside The Rose sessions, but we didn’t have the right momentum to finish them. So we came back to them and turned them inside out."

The release of the album marks the end, a press release explains, of the Inside The Rose era and it will come ahead of a special one-off show at London’s Barbican on February 23. That show will see the brothers premiere new material alongside reinterpretations of past music, and will feature an expanded line-up.

The Cut (2016-2019) will be released on limited edition CD and digitally on February 14.

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