Last years Laneway Festival highlight had to be Jon Hopkins... this year promises to be even bigger with Purity Ring - complete with their inspirational custom made synth/light show (Have been waiting ages to see them live)... and much much more.
Listening to these guys on high rotation everyday over the past week in the car... so refreshing!!
Having gown up with a healthy Cocteau Twins obsession it's easy to draw some similarities with Purity Ring and their use of lyrics for the way they sound as much as for the visual imagery and stories their words create. It wasn't a suprise to then notice that Shrines is out on 4-AD, the same record label whose success was basically formed off the back of the Cocteau Twins music. It sounds like their live performances are visually dynamic as well with the use of lights and lanterns to merge with the sound. Can't wait to see them play one day.
Beautiful artwork too... you get more out of each listen