Listen: Hurts ‘Some Kind of Heaven’

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Taken from Hurts‘ upcoming third album.

Hurts – Blind (Frankie Knuckles Remix)

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Hurts’ new single is out on May 12th, so they’ve got Frankie Knuckles to work some magic on the track. Nice.

First Listen: Hurts ‘Miracle’

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So this is Hurt’s new single, which had it’s debut this morning on BBC Radio 1. It’s got that trademark broody, atmospheric sound which isn’t a bad thing. Out March 10th.

First Watch: Hurts ‘The Road’

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Hurts are back with a new album called ‘Exile’. This is the first cut from the record, called ‘The Road’. It’s as epic and raw as you would expect from the duo.

Listen to Hurts’ remix of Patrick Wolf’s ‘Time of My Life’

Enjoy these two massive British pop masters mixed together in one track. Courtesy of Vinyl & Vodka.

Live: The Kill Van Kulls at Social

First featured on here back in May, I saw Kill Van Kulls tonight in London’s tiny Social, off Oxford Street. They had such a big sound for a venue so small which was fun to see. Their sound is sort of epic, anthemic British indie, but in my view it really kicks off when they experiment with their beats and percussions. Sort of ‘The Hurts‘ but with balls. Highlights were their new single, ‘Lost and Found’, as well as ‘Wooden Heart’ and ‘Impossible Man’. Try to see them if you can- they’re good.

The Hurts release an Xmas single!

Aside from the whole graveyard thing, this is the most Christmassy song I’ve heard in a very very long time!

Live: Hurts at O2 Shepherds Bush Empire

Very very good as usual- second time I’ve seen them live and they are epic. Sorry the pictures are crappy but the venue was packed out and I only just managed to squeeze in to one of the corners.

LoveBox

Is anyone going to Lovebox today in Victoria Park (London)? Grace Jones, Hot Chip, Peaches, Hurts, and Hercules & The Love Affair will be playing. I wasn’t going but I ended up getting a ticket anyway. Every outdoor festival I’ve been to in my life has ended with some kind of hot mess (the last one I went to gave me a week’s worth of sun stroke agony). Here goes!

Update: LoveBox is amazing.

Live: Hurts at the NME Radar Tour at Koko

I was really excited about seeing Hurts perform for the first time in a big venue- they’ve been the talk of blogs since last year and they were super good. The whole set was just really swish (does anyone use that word anymore?). Everything Everything were also sharing the top bill but I wasn’t so keen on them, although Photoshop Handsome was loads of fun. I feel like they try to do too much at the same time. Darwin Deez was supporting, and much as I think he’s really cool, some of the songs sounded a hot mess. The dancing was between tracks with his band was so awesome though! When I arrived I discovered that Active Child was also playing on the night but I didn’t get there in time to catch it, so I’m off to see him tonight at the Garage.