Oh Lord, I think I have fallen in love, head over heels with a pop band.
In recent weeks I’ve been increasingly scathing on this site about what I perceive as an increasing amount of indie-by-numbers bands. So along to save the day on that front are the wonderful The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart.
Think c86 with balls and attitude. My Bloody Valentine sounding like both their early stuff and circa Loveless. Think a band you could fall head over heels for after hearing just a few of their songs.
It’s not some yet, yell, it’s not even got to the severest of winter here in Scotland. But The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart break through my cynicism and bitterness to restore my faith in human nature. They will do the same for you. When on the song they sing ‘We Will never die…we will never die’ they mean it. This is music that feels fresh and exciting.
Alex (bass), Kip ( guitar, vocals), Kurt (drums) and Peggy (keys + vocals) have released a handful of singles and an EP over the last two years. Their self-titled debut will be out next month. I can’t wait. No really, I can’t. They’re about to tour the US and I hope come over here sometime.