Purity Ring have returned to announce their third album. WOMB will be released on April 3rd via 4AD and is entirely written, recorded, produced and mixed by the duo of Megan James and Corin Roddick. They also reveal lead single ‘stardew’ and announce a North American tour through Spring as well as Latitude Festival, followed by an extensive European tour in September culminating with a show at London’s iconic Camden Roundhouse September 18th. This comes 5 years after their last release.
WOMB follows Purity Ring’s 2012 internationally-acclaimed and highly influential debut Shrines and 2015’s another eternity. On another eternity, The New York Times praised the songs as “only a few steps removed from radio hits by singers like Ariana Grande and Ellie Goulding” while The Observer described it as “an intelligent, more confident sound that is distinctly their own” and The New Yorker lauded the duo for “creat[ing] electro-pop that is as warm and human as it is cold and alien, an intoxicating combination that feels boldly futuristic.” In support of the album, the band performed on Late Night with Seth Meyers, Conan and the outdoor stage of Jimmy Kimmel Live!
WOMB will be available digitally, on CD and standard back vinyl. Limited color vinyl options available for pre-order via the Purity Ring store & 4AD Store (violet), Vinyl Me Please (grey & white marbled), and independent record shops (opaque red). The first 1,000 limited LPs ordered from the 4AD Store will come with an exclusive 12”x12” insert signed by the band. Pre-order here: https://purityring.ffm.to/womb
18/07 – Suffolk, UK @ Latitude Festival
11/09 – Brighton, UK @ Chalk
12/09 – Manchester, UK @ O2 Ritz
13/09 – Glasgow, UK @ SWG3
17/09 – Bristol, UK @ SWX
18/09 – London, UK @ Roundhouse