Hurts - 'Exile'

Hurts - 'Exile'

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 dwarves for the aftershow a bit too early. With Hurts it isn’t so simple. Their...

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Hurts

Hurts

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 tunes to become big enough to have a private jet, Europe...

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Hurts – 'Sandman'

Hurts – 'Sandman'

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 machine suits. Jamie Fullerton

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Live Review: Hurts

Live Review: Hurts

Twenty-one months ago, Hurts 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, playing the final show of the ‘ Happiness ’ world tour at a...

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Album review: Hurts - 'Happiness' (RCA)

Album review: Hurts - 'Happiness' (RCA)

You know a band’s doing something worthwhile when they make people feel uncomfortable. And boy, do Hurts make indie snobs feel uneasy, with their sax solos, wet-look hair, and videos that look uncannily like Flight Of The Conchords ’ Pet...

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