First impressions: The Big Pink

Friday, 7 August 2009, 16:13 | Category : Good new stuff
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A Brief History of Love, the new album by The Big Pink isn’t out till September, but you can listen to the whole thing this week at the band’s website or using the widget below. I’m a bit behind on this one, so it’ll only work until the end of the weekend, but that may [...]

These arms of mine

Sunday, 31 May 2009, 14:51 | Category : Good new stuff, Songs
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Remixing must be a tricky job sometimes, particularly if the original track is a killer. What do you do? Add some perfunctory beats? Slow it down? Speed it up? It’s surely hard to capture the spirit of the original whilst dressing it in new clothes.
If the track in question is The Big Pink’s Velvet, one [...]

Iron fist in a Velvet glove

Friday, 13 March 2009, 0:12 | Category : Good new stuff
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The Big Pink have cracked it. Here’s a song that unites old shoegazers and today’s cool kids alike. For early 90s indie kids like myself, this isn’t anything new. Curve were doing the big guitars meet electronic beats as far back as 1991, but this is just so much better. It’s louder, meatier, dirtier with [...]