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There are multiple artists named “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.”

In August of 2010, Hurts’ debut full-length album, Happiness, debuted at number four on the U.K. albums chart, selling over 25,000 copies in its first week, making it the fastest selling album by a band in the U.K. that year. Featuring the singles “Better Than Love,” “Wonderful Life,” and “Stay,” among others, the album was huge success across Europe and Hurts’ profile rose exponentially.

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  • MarkoB87

    Not too crazy about the new single...But still going to check the album out when it gets released.

    Yesterday 1:31pm Reply
  • IBruunno

    Come to Brazil.

    1 Jul 8:23pm Reply
  • Falconsoars

    Great group but what I really love is their videos. Makes me want to see feature length versions, especially Some Kind of Heaven. Leaves so many unanswered questions?????

    1 Jul 12:00am Reply
  • Rainbow911

    Some Kind of Heaven ❤ Welcome back guys! [41]

    28 Jun 7:37pm Reply
  • ojos_marrones

    Some Kind of Heaven is the end of REAL Hurts.... :(

    28 Jun 8:02am Reply
  • soypauperrimo

    Some Kind of Heaven ❤ Welcome back guys! [40]

    27 Jun 3:44pm Reply
  • dev86

    Some Kinda of Heaven is kinda... too generic. They lost some (much) of the personality they had in the first place, new song sounds like anything else out there [3]

    24 Jun 4:26pm Reply
  • rodsnake

    Some Kind of Heaven <3 Welcome back guys! [39]

    23 Jun 12:36pm Reply
  • pure_sativa

    Some Kind of Heaven <3 Welcome back guys! [38]

    23 Jun 8:08am Reply
  • felipemalfoy

    <3

    23 Jun 6:46am Reply
  • lu-cordeiro

    I loved the video ♥

    21 Jun 11:25pm Reply
  • TheDressingRoom

    Some Kind of Heaven <3 Welcome back guys! [37]

    19 Jun 5:26am Reply
  • americanpsychoo

    New album "Surrender" ♥ [2] I'm excited. <3

    18 Jun 3:57am Reply
  • OHMYLIES

    09.10.15 <3

    16 Jun 9:13pm Reply
  • soypauperrimo

    New album "Surrender" ♥

    14 Jun 10:30pm Reply
  • Katychka

    Some Kind of Heaven <3 Welcome back guys! [36]

    10 Jun 7:49pm Reply
  • andrelinot

    Some Kind of Heaven <3 Welcome back guys! [35]

    10 Jun 4:23pm Reply
  • k_r_i

    Some Kind of Heaven <3 Welcome back guys! [34]

    10 Jun 5:26am Reply
  • ACHILLEES

    Ahh! this new picture, I didn't like Some Kinda of Heaven :(

    9 Jun 12:14pm Reply
  • Lightgal

    Some Kinda of Heaven is kinda... too generic. They lost some (much) of the personality they had in the first place, new song sounds like anything else out there [2]

    9 Jun 5:13am Reply
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