Montreal-based Purity Ring will be playing Nelson's The Royal on September 8.

Montreal duo Purity Ring set to play Nelson

Nelson welcomes Montreal duo Purity Ring to The Royal stage.

Want to get ahead of the curve in the new music department? Then you should head to The Royal on Saturday, September 8 and check out Purity Ring, a Canadian duo on the up and up.

Megan James and Corin Roddick are originally oil patch kids, growing up in Edmonton, playing in bands, and spending time in Montreal and Halifax. Roddick began making chopped up, reconfigured hip hop/ trip hop beats, with altered vocal samples and percolating synth lines.

Needing something more, he emailed James some song files for vocal tracks; with her ethereal voice and body-centric, personal lyrics, Purity Ring’s unique sound was born.

After only two released singles, they were signed to Last Gang Records here in Canada, and classic British label 4AD.

This spring they began touring, James singing her heart out through racks of effects, and Roddick playing a custom percussion kit, which triggers both samples and lighting effects. The tour was a preview for their album Shrines, which finally dropped July 24, to rave reviews across the Globe and Mail, including here at {vurb.} Is their future pop sound a preview of sonics to come in popular music? Time will tell.

Purity Ring takes the stage on Saturday. Tickets are $10 in advance and available at The Royal, Urban Legends, The Music Store and Doors open at 8 p.m.


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