The Big Pink is love obsessed. The duo’s debut album, A Brief History Of Love, features three songs with “love” in the title. Whether spelled out or not, however, the sentiment appears on all the tracks. But the sonics behind the Big Pink’s love obsession are all harsh noise and fuzzy aggression. A bit Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, a bit Jesus and Mary Chain, a bit Atari Teenage Riot (with whom vocalist Robbie Furze played for a while), The Big Pink has a way with writing songs that are instantly familiar. You might think you have heard it before, but it just sounds like something you heard before. At the same time, A Brief History Of Love is all new, original post-shoegazing. “Dominos” has a strident pace that demands a sing-along. In contrast, Furze’s drones on “Frisk” are of a driving nature that pull up rather than drag down.
A Brief History Of Love will be released in the United States on September 22.
The Big Pink – Frisk