Hurts recently told NME that new album ‘Surrender’ is less “intense” than 2013’s ‘Exile’. Then they clarified: “But that’s not to say it’s all a barrel of laughs – we’re…

Choking on your own hubris is the undoing of many a callow rock star, and the backstreets of pop history are littered with second albums from people who booked the…

So, Harry Styles is here tonight. Not just a mere celebrity-spot, but a doe-eyed symbol of how very, very successfully Hurts have fused underground flavours with the glossiest of commercial…

Wow, Hurts actually have gone all Nine Inch Nails-y for at least four minutes of their comeback album. ‘Sandman’ whirrs and clicks like Westlife clamped into Trent Reznor-designed bionic killing…

Duo's second album 'Exile' will be released on March 11, 2013

Twenty-one months ago, [a]Hurts[/a] played their debut UK gig, in tiny St Philip’s Church in Salford, attended by a smattering of curious journos and industry folk. Now look at them,…