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 liveattheroyal.com. Doors open at 8 p.m.

 

Just Posted

Kootenay fires grow — more evacuation alerts

Syringa fire prompts evacuation alerts plus HWY 3 closure and U.S. fire crosses into B.C.

Evacuation alert for Syringa and Deer Park

The Syringa Creek Fire grew Saturday resulting in evacuation alerts.

‘Beauty amongst such tragedy:’ B.C. photographer captures nature’s trifecta

David Luggi’s photo from a beach in Fraser Lake shows Shovel Lake wildfire, Big Dipper and an aurora

Smoke scraps MS Bike Challenge

The annual fundraising event cancelled its cycling Saturday because of poor air quality

Bent On Art Festival gives Kootenay Pride a creative outlet

The festival runs Aug. 27 to Sept. 2 during Pride festivities

Fast food chains look to capitalize on vegetarian, vegan trend with new items

Seven per cent of Canadians consider themselves vegetarians and 2.3 per cent identify as vegans

Island swimmer halts journey across Strait of Juan de Fuca after hypothermia sets in

Victoria MS athlete Susan Simmons swam for eight-and-a-half hours in 9 C choppy waters

‘Hard on water:’ Smoke not the only long-range effect of wildfires

The project began more than 10 years ago after southern Alberta’s 2003 Lost Creek fire

B.C. VIEWS: Genuine aboriginal rights can be misused and discredited

Camp Cloud one of long line of protests falsely asserting title

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to march in Montreal’s Pride parade

Trudeau will end the day in his home riding of Papineau

Vancouver Whitecaps give up late goal in 2-2 draw with New York Red Bulls

Four of Vancouver’s next five games are at home

B.C. man designer behind Canucks’ retro jersey

Jeremie White was 20 years old when he told Canucks assistant GM Brian Burke he had a design

Most Read