Big Pink’s palette gets even broader

The Big Pink Come to Southsea
The Big Pink Come to Southsea
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The Big Pink bridge the gap between experimental and accessible.

The London electro-rock duo formed in 2007. One half, Milo Cordell (the son of 1960s producer Denny Cordell), is behind the Merok label which brought us bands such as Crystal Castles, Salem, and Teengirl Fantasy. While the other half, Robbie Furze, first made a name for himself playing with industrial behemoths Panic DHH and Alec Empire.

In early 2009, they won the prestigious NME Philip Hall Radar Award for Best New Act and, later that year, they released their debut album, A Brief History of Love. It brought marginal music genres to a wider audience. But the album – and band – are probably best known for the massive hit Dominos, which has since been heavily sampled on Nicki Minaj’s 2011 track, Girls Fall Like Dominoes.

The Big Pink toured throughout 2009 and into 2010, joining the NME Awards Tour which stopped at the Pyramids in Southsea in February 2010.

Then they took a break, with their only new release in 2010 a mix tape as part of the renowned K7! mix series.

After a couple or precursive singles last year, the band released their second album, Future This, in January. It’s named after a skateboard company’s slogan from the 1980s and was recorded last simmer with producer Paul Epworth (Adele, Florence & The Machine, Friendly Fires) adding more shades to The Big Pink palette.

The Big Pink play live at The Wedgewood Rooms in Southsea on Thursday, in a gig rescheduled from November. Support comes from 2:54 and Kassassin Street.

Tickets remain valid from the original date or cost £10.50 from (023) 9286 3911 or on the door from 8pm.