Continuing their mammoth world tour, Purity Ring popped into Conan tonight to perform their latest single. Titled Repetition, the track is a glitchy, hypnotising number that features typically heavenly vocals and innovative production, and whilst Purity Ring fans have come to expect the unexpected when it comes to their live performances, tonight’s show was a whole other level.
Featuring an incredible light show, the duo cast a spell through the screen with this performance. Featuring a backdrop of lush, green plants and Corin Roddick‘s crystalline set up, Megan James kept it simple to let the lights work their magic.
The song, gentle but powerful, is one of their more accessible tracks, but is still pretty left-field from what American television would probably be used to, and you can honestly hear a pin drop as the crowd prove they’re as enthralled as you are. Delicate synth swirls are matched with light prisms coming down from the ceiling, bathing James in purples and greens.
The pair, although only just hear 6 months ago for Splendour In The Grass, will be returning to Australia in just a couple of weeks for St Jerome’s Laneway Festival and a few sideshows. Having been lucky enough to catch them at Splendour, I can not recommend seeing Purity Ring enough, and if you don’t believe me, you only have to watch this Conan performance to know why.
Purity Ring Australian dates:
Friday 5 February – Harts Mill, Port Adelaide (16+)
Saturday 6 February – Brisbane Showgrounds, Brisbane (16+)
Sunday 7 February – Sydney College of the Arts, Sydney
Saturday 13 February – Footscray Community Arts Centre And The River’s Edge, Melbourne
Sunday 14 February – Esplanade Reserve and West End, Fremantle
Tuesday, 9th February – Sydney Opera House
Thursday, 11th February – The Forum, Melbourne
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