The Big Pink
with IO Echo & KO KO
Thursday, Apr 19, 2012 8:00 PM PDT
Echo, Los Angeles, CA
18 years and over
“London’s coolest new stars” - NME
The Big Pink are Londoners Robbie Furze and Milo Cordell. Two lifelong friends whose home studio experiments have bore some of the most inspiring British music of 2008 started making music together in Robbie's flat in late 2006. It soon becam clear that the pair's swamp of droney feedback and crystaline melody could be worked into an interesting, new and challenging sound.
Debut single, the double A sided 7'' ''Too Young Too Love/Crystal Visions'', released in October 2008 by boutique London independent House Anxiety, was entirely characteristic of The Big Pink’s unique furrow. The hope-filled darkness of ''Too Young To Love'' 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 stately drone and overdriven trebly crescendo of ''Crystal Visions'' nods to such sonic reference points as the shoe-gaze of My Bloody Valentine and brooding minimalism of Earth, but the track’s chiming chorus and tender melodic nuance allow it a fragile beauty of its very own.
After succesful tours with Florence and The Machine and TV On The Radio The Big Pink are looking forward to touring in their own right and recording their debut album in 2009.