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HURTS
Manchester, UK electro-pop duo Theo Hutchcraft and Adam Anderson. Formed in 2009, elegant and enigmatic HURTS have their sharp suits, slick hair and stark visuals. Theo and Adam present a striking contrast to the glow-in-the-dark pop stars who have run amok across the charts of late. Looking like they would rather be on the cover of Vogue Hommes than NME or Smash Hits, the pair resemble Tears for Fears as shot by Anton Corbijn. Hurts have recently released their first single "Better Than Love" and toured the UK and Europe during the summer of 2010.


Before HURTS, singer Theo and synthesiser Adam were in bands Bureau and Daggers, the latter of which supported Gary Numan. However, on a trip to Italy, they discovered "disco-lento" (slow disco) and became fixed on a more austere, and stylish, European aesthetic and Hurts was born.

Musically, they construct melancholic 1980s-inspired electro-pop with songs that they say are inspired by the British mentality of being "not too bad".

"How are you doing? Not too bad. For a while you think that's not very interesting," Theo once said. "But it can be very interesting because it's on a knife-edge of hope and despair."

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  • supertruper

    They created an amazing album. I love them. ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ [25]

    26 Oct 2014 Reply
  • jadore

    Happy Birthday Theo!!

    30 Aug 2014 Reply
  • memwa

    gunwo, mainstream, techno and under control

    11 Jan 2014 Reply
  • Gagissa

    They created an amazing album. I love them. ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ [24]

    10 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Clu_ck

    They created an amazing album. I love them. ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ [23]

    17 Apr 2013 Reply
  • Rainbow911

    They created an amazing album. I love them. ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ [22]

    27 Mar 2013 Reply
  • supertruper

    Nowy album już słucham jest super EXILE !!!!

    7 Mar 2013 Reply
  • Em-Ri

    They created an amazing album. I love them. ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ [21]

    24 Feb 2013 Reply
  • AnCountess

    Waiting for E X I L E ♥...Happiness was glorious! Came to Artentina!

    9 Feb 2013 Reply
  • fiodor3

    They created an amazing album. I love them. ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ [20] // The Road :3

    20 Dec 2012 Reply
  • lilie2026

    Looking forward them coming to China! They created an amazing album. I love them. ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ [19]

    6 Jun 2012 Reply
  • WhirlyGirlOnFM

    They created an amazing album. I love them. ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ [18]

    1 Jan 2012 Reply
  • TysonVin

    They created an amazing album. I love them. ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ [17]

    1 Jan 2012 Reply
  • Shit-Faceded

    They created an amazing album. I love them. ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ [16]

    19 Dec 2011 Reply
  • MaauricioLuiz

    They created an amazing album. I love them. ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ [15]

    12 Nov 2011 Reply
  • fanatka_rox

    I couldn't find an adjective to describe them ♥

    6 Nov 2011 Reply
  • seeeeer

    They created an amazing album. I love them. ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ [14]

    6 Nov 2011 Reply
  • Katychka

    They created an amazing album. I love them. ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ [11]

    29 Aug 2011 Reply
  • DeathHatred

    They created an amazing album. I love them. ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ [10]

    17 Jul 2011 Reply
  • li_sia

    They created an amazing album. I love them. ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ [9]

    8 Jul 2011 Reply
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