New to the Watch the Hype team, Callum Ewing has an exceptional taste in music, always hunting for cutting edge tracks in the music world. Enjoy his first post as a new recruit in the growing empire that is Watch the Hype!
Purity Ring’s New Album, Shrines
The electronic pair from Montreal, Purity Ring, have recently released their first album ‘Shrines’. True to the name, the record is a pure work of electronic excellence. Every song contains haunting ethereal vocals of a mystical and spacey nature, that just adds to the crispness and futuristic sound that the record so effortlessly has. All the tracks on the album have a heartbeat of pulsing synths and mysterious chopped beats. It is a plush sound that drips sophistication and other worldly sounds.
Shrines proves that airy ghostly vocals and electronic synths is not outdated, but rather with a new, revamped and modern twist, they can be turned into a cross genre work of joy. Leading tracks include: Ungirthed, Obedear, Fineshrine and Lofticries.
Verdict- **** half. ‘A haunting ethereal electronic debut that oozes mystery and coolness at every synth and beat, matched with delicate yet powerfully beautiful vocals. Perfect summer album if you’re looking for something different’