"A formidable comeback." - NME
"Packed with songs that stand to soundtrack the year." - Spin
"They want to be the world's rock band, and they deserve it." - Under The Radar
"Like New Order rebooted for the '10s, this is top drawer pop, ambitious and thrillingly contemporary." - MOJO
The Big Pink's new album, Future This, is released today. Named after a skateboard company’s slogan from the 80s, it's an apt title.
Recorded over the summer of 2011, with ideas flowing, they worked with producer Paul Epworth (Adele, Florence & The Machine, Friendly Fires) to help them match their high ambitions. The end result is a perfect realisation of the band's initial intentions to marry their more outre influences with a pop sensibility. The 10 tracks add more shades to The Big Pink palette, commanding attention throughout with its genius gently sinking in like all good records should.
Future This is completed with artwork by celebrated artist KR (the man behind Krink) using his distinct paint style to ‘krink' the album's sleeve and give them a fresh update on the legacy of 4AD record design, and hark back to the skateboarding influences that shape the record's title.
In addition, latest single 'Hit The Ground (Superman)' - currently A Listed at Radio 1, 6Music and XFM - is coming out on 12" backed with a remix from Forest Swords. Watch the band perform that track and four others in their 4AD Session.
Next month will see the band go out on a nationwide tour, culminating in an NME Awards headline show at The Garage in London. See below for all dates.
8th - Bristol Thekla
9th - Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms
11th - Nottingham Rescue Rooms
12th - Liverpool Academy
14th - Glasgow King Tuts
15th - Manchester Academy 3
16th - Birmingham HMV Library
18th - Brighton Digital
20th - London The Garage (NME Awards Show)