In the Post #97: Hurts changes direction in ‘The Road’

By on Thursday, 3rd January 2013 at 12:00 pm

They were voted the NME’s Best Performance at Glasto 2010 with their doom pop, they recorded with Kylie, and by bloody god, they are back with a bang.

Manchester’s Hurts burst onto the scene back in 2010 with their debut album, ‘Happiness’. Partners in crime Theo Hutchcraft and Adam Anderson have been dormant for almost 2 years now, but on the 14th December 2012, they returned with a new song, ‘The Road’. It starts off with Theo quietly, almost with a whisper, muttering, “darling, what’s your name and can you hear me / tell me why you’re out so late alone/ the diamonds sparkle in your face / I hold you, the gravel glistens black and red below.

And then, kerblam! It hits you right in the face, Hurts have done a dubstep. Dear god.

What’s even more bizarre is that I kind of like it. But that may just be my attraction, to things that are epic and full of grandeur. There’s an explosion of sound and a catastrophe of bass. Ok, it does have a strange reminiscence of Muse‘s ‘Unsustainable’ and their insane dubstep robot.

But forget all that. The new track is huge.

Hurts are back.

March can’t come any sooner.

Hurts’ second album ‘Exile’ will be released on the 11th of March on Sony and will be available in standard and deluxe formats.


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