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Hurts: Profile

Profile by Paul Lester, The Guardian, 27 July 2009

This electro-pop boy-duo look as though they've been styled by Helmut Newton, directed by Anton Corbijn and produced by Trevor Horn on a Martin Hannett ...

Manchester's music scene now has Everything Everything

Report and Interview by Paul Lester, The Guardian, 22 January 2010

THERE'S AN OLD adage in the trades (the music business, newspapers and magazines) that value glamour and novelty: two's a coincidence, three's a scene. In ...

Hurts: Shepherd's Bush Empire, London

Live Review by Ian Gittins, The Guardian, 10 October 2010

WITH GEORGE OSBORNE channelling the economic policies of Geoffrey Howe, Manchester duo Hurts appear equally enamoured of the ways of the early 1980s. Their fixation ...

Hurts: Somerset House, London

Live Review by Caroline Sullivan, The Guardian, 15 July 2011

MANCHESTER ELECTRO-DUO Hurts are so in thrall to new-romantic stylishness that one review of last year's debut album, Happiness, suggested that even their gigs were ...

Hurts: Heaven, London

Live Review by Caroline Sullivan, The Guardian, 10 February 2013

ONE THING IN HURTS' FAVOUR is that they're no bandwagon-jumpers — here's one band who will never sully their glaciated synth-pop by lobbing in a ...

Hurts: Exile

Review by Caroline Sullivan, The Guardian, 7 March 2013

AS ADAM ANT ONCE SAID, ridicule is nothing to be scared of — words Hurts should take to heart, as their second album will provoke ...


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