The Hurt are new band from Manchester formed by former lead singer of Paris Angels (who wrote indie cult classic Perfume) Rikki Turner with Paul “Wags” Wagstaff and a group of collective musicians.
The first single will be Berlin, released on Play and Record Records 14/02/16
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Rikki Turner has walked a long road from Manchester to Berlin via Paris (Angels). His new group The Hurt have their debut single Berlin out on Valentine’s Day on Play And Record Records. Berlin is the sound of a gathering storm, a walk through the city at night mirrors crack, lovers are lost, touches are cold. Electronics and riving guitars, doomy bass, gothic touches and Rikki’s urgent baritone vocal but shot through with a touch of pop, 70s Bowie/Eno style.
The single’s B Side The Dead has been remixed by Suddi Raval, formerly one half of Together who were responsible for Hardcore Uproar and a blindingly good remix of The Durutti Column.
It’s a dark, dangerous acid house version with 808 squiggles and washes of backing vocals before the Hacienda groove kicks in. Rikki’s echoladen vocal hovers over the breakdown and then the bleeps and kickdrums return.