THE SPILL MAGAZINE ARTIST PORTRAIT:
Purity Ring are a Canadian electronic music duo formed in 2010 and originally from Edmonton, Alberta. The band consists of Megan James (vocals) and Corin Roddick (instrumentals) James played piano and Roddick played drums prior to the band’s inception, however neither currently play them as their primary instrument for Purity Ring. During live shows, Roddick uses a custom-built, tree-shaped instrument to drive both live sound and lighting. Additionally, during live appearances both wear clothes custom designed and sewn by James. James uses written work which she originally did not intend to release to the public for many of the band’s lyrics.