Purity Ring is a Canadian electronic music duo formed in 2010 and originally from Edmonton, Alberta. The band consists of Megan James (vocals) and Corin Roddick (instrumentals).
Purity Ring is one of the first music groups that innovate on how to make music using pre recorded tracks like their main instrument.
Their album debut Shrines was released on July 24, 2012 by 4AD.
This album has reminiscences of Electro pop, synth pop and dream pop. The album’s title comes from the line “Build it into pinnacles and shrines of some / Some ghastly predicament of mind you’ll find”, from the track “Obedear”. Shrines was short listed for the 2013 Polaris Music Prize.
In August 2013 British electronic musician Jon Hopkins released the single for “Breathe This Air” with vocals from Megan James and a remix of the band’s song “Amenamy”.
In September 2013, Purity Ring released a remix of Lady Gaga’s “Applause” for the song’s digital remix EP.
The duo co-wrote and produced three songs on Katy Perry’s 2017 album, Witness. Purity Ring will be opening some gigs of Katy Perry on her US tour later of this year.
On July 24, 2017, on the 5th anniversary of their debut album Shrines, Purity Ring released their new single “Asido”. According to Purity Ring, this song is “a standalone offering”, suggesting that it won’t be featured on their possible new record.
Chvrches in another band influenced by Purity Ring’s music. We can find some similitudes with Purity Ring on both Chvrches albums.
We are waiting to hear a new album from this Canadian duo… You can listen their latest song Asido here: