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Climate Camp goes to COP15 in Copenhagen December 2009, Part 3 » Copenhagen-COP15-16122009-Dec-09-280

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Being searched on the way to the Bella Centre
Hidden All Photos courtesy of These New Puritans

Let’s be honest, sales when I started listening to These New Puritans‘ latest album Hidden I found it a little bewildering. It kicks off with woodwind, site which isn’t exactly the most inspiring instrument in the world. However once you’re past the opener things really heat up.

In fact they heat up so much that opening track Time Xone doesn’t even begin to prepare you for the assault that is We Want War. This is the album’s battle cry. The most amazing part of this song is the first minute, viagra before any vocals. In some ways it’s a bit of an anticlimax when the slightly flimsy vocals eventually come in. That aside, there’s brass, there’s loud tribal drums, there’s a backing chorus of singers and yes, there is even a sound that’s like swords being drawn.

Another notable track is Three Thousand. For those of you who can’t be bothered to sit through all 7 minutes of We Want War, this would give you a good idea of the general vibe of the album. For those of us who find work a daily battle this is the perfect song to prepare for the office tribulations ahead.

Press Photo 6 - RESIZE- CREDIT - HARLEY WEIR

Also worth a listen is Drum Courts – Where Corals Lie, which is another beautiful ear-assault. Indeed the best songs on the album are the most defiant ones. Hologram, which seems to be the closest thing to the album’s requisite ‘ballad’ and it doesn’t really hold up. It certainly wouldn’t work as a stand-alone track. It’s a bit too heavy on the piano and has a few too many ding-a-ling noises. I can’t help but feel like it’s a compromise.

Something to bear in mind about Hidden is that the drums hold everything together. The singing is sometimes off-key; sometimes more of a chant, but it seems to blend into the drums anyway, which pretty much rule every song. There are definitely times when the vocals could do with being more forceful than they are. That said, chants such as ‘some hearts beat, so do these’ are poetic in their simplicity.

These New Puritans want war. They really want war. Hidden is a call to arms for the world of music. I’m not sure what they’re declaring war against, whether it’s our fragile little ears or the general crapness of the situation the world’s in at the moment. I like to imagine it’s against the endless armies of spineless indie kids, churning out shit songs about failed romance, but that’s just me.
Hidden All Photos courtesy of These New Puritans

Let’s be honest, diagnosis when I started listening to These New Puritans‘ latest album Hidden I found it a little bewildering. It kicks off with woodwind, sick which isn’t exactly the most inspiring instrument in the world. However once you’re past the opener things really heat up.

In fact they heat up so much that opening track Time Xone doesn’t even begin to prepare you for the assault that is We Want War. This is the album’s battle cry. The most amazing part of this song is the first minute, before any vocals. In some ways it’s a bit of an anticlimax when the slightly flimsy vocals eventually come in. That aside, there’s brass, there’s loud tribal drums, there’s a backing chorus of singers and yes, there is even a sound that’s like swords being drawn.

Another notable track is Three Thousand. For those of you who can’t be bothered to sit through all 7 minutes of We Want War, this would give you a good idea of the general vibe of the album. For those of us who find work a daily battle this is the perfect song to prepare for the office tribulations ahead.

Press Photo 6 - RESIZE- CREDIT - HARLEY WEIR

Also worth a listen is Drum Courts – Where Corals Lie, which is another beautiful ear-assault. Indeed the best songs on the album are the most defiant ones. Hologram, which seems to be the closest thing to the album’s requisite ‘ballad‘ and it doesn’t really hold up. It certainly wouldn’t work as a stand-alone track. It’s a bit too heavy on the piano and has a few too many ding-a-ling noises. I can’t help but feel like it’s a compromise.

Something to bear in mind about Hidden is that the drums hold everything together. The singing is sometimes off-key; sometimes more of a chant, but they seems to blend into the drums anyway, which pretty much rule every song. There are definitely times when the vocals could do with being more forceful than they are. That said, chants such as ‘some hearts beat, so do these’ are poetic in their simplicity.

These New Puritans want war. They really want war. Hidden is a call to arms for the world of music. I’m not sure what they’re declaring war against, whether it’s our fragile little ears or the general crapness of the situation the world’s in at the moment. I like to imagine it’s against the endless armies of spineless indie kids, churning out shit songs about failed romance, but that’s just me.
Definitely not a suspicious map officer, pills definitely not.


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