these new puritans expanded: field of reeds

The New Puritans
September 19th, 2014
Amsterdam
The Rest Is Noise festival
Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ

on june 10th, the young british band these new puritans released their third album field of reeds on the infectious label. Recorded at Nalepa Studios in Berlin, this album featured a line-up of stargaze musicians who already accompanied the only german hidden live show, including orchestral ensemble, children’s choir, two pianos and two vibraphones.

stargaze also teamed up singer/composer jack barnett with dutch composer michel van der aa to co-compose and arrange one of the tracks, the light in your name. The musical arrangements on field of reeds lead the band even further away from set definitions of pop-music, merging with chamber music and presenting a unique and unconventional style of songwriting.

For the rest is noise festival at amsterdam’s muziekgebouw aan’t IJ, These New Puritans will now perform their expanded-show for the second time, conducted by andré de ridder and performed by stargaze musicians.