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22nd February, 2015
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Purity Ring: sweetly ghostly vocals

In today’s world, such is the power of the internet that it’s possible for a band to break big without anyone really knowing much of anything about them. Enter Canadian duo Purity Ring, who in 2011 midwifed the single Ungirthed, a tinglingly lovely electro-pop confection, soothing and warm while also sleepily bleepy and glitchy.

Celestial, ghostly vocals – squeezed, multi-tracked and compressed – told of “ears ringing” and “teeth clicking”. A bewitching...

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