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THE BIG PINK follow up their successes of 2009 with a headline show at London’s Forum. Lifelong friends Robbie Furze and Milo Cordell make music that points to both the digital hardcore and art-rock undergrounds, while Robbie’s trademark soaring vocal melodies and densely encompassing reverberation complete their entrancing formula.
The at times stately drone and overdriven trebly crescendo nods to such sonic reference points as the shoe-gaze of My Bloody Valentine and brooding minimalism of Earth, but the chiming chorus and tender melodic nuance is entirely characteristic of The Big Pink’s unique furrow, full of hope-filled darkness and fragile beauty.
“A modern masterpiece” ***** The Telegraph
“These guys have got soul and they’re not afraid to bare it.” 8/10 NME
“Stunning.” **** The Fly
“Big blessed out beats, opaque guitar noise and achingly sweet melody.” The Times
“Imagine The Teardrop Explodes being played by My Bloody Valentne whilst Suicide man the mixing desk; a concotion of sounds that manages to be both affecting and tooth-tremblingly huge at the same time.” Clash
“Sky-filling exhilaration.” **** Q
“An instant noise-pop classic” BBC
“Brooding rock just turned a new shade of brilliant.” Daily Star
“There’s nothing to dislike about the London duo’s slightly seedy drum machine shoegaze.” Dazed and Confused
From Brighton, ESBEN AND THE WITCH are a band still in their infancy but that’s not stopping the world outside their bathroom taking a keen interest in the “nightmare pop” they’re brewing
Mask wearing London three-piece IS TROPICAL are the latest skuzzy, bedroom electro noise-makers to set tongues wagging. With a sound that’s somewhere between Metronomy and The Big Pink, these kids mix escapist elements with a low-fi sensibility that’s about as D.I.Y as you can get without actually going to B&Q.
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