EP REVIEW: THE PAINS OF BEING PURE AT HEART – HELL

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Now here’s one that snuck under the radar. Released earlier in the month, this is a three-track EP that contains some of the better pop songs heard this year.

Last years’ Days of Abandon was a competent effort in indie pop terms but Hell draws the band even closer to authentic indie pop roots.

Bright and jangly, the three songs viz. “Hell”, “Ballad of the Band” and “Laid” (the latter duo are covers of Felt and James classics, of course) channel the purest essence of the British 80s indie pop scene – think: Orange Juice, Felt, early Primal Scream & The Pastels. Infectious and groovy, it’s almost like getting three singles in one!

In addition, I forgot to highlight that The Pains of Being Pure At Heart will be playing at Neon Lights Festival tomorrow at 5pm. Indie pop fans will not want to miss the band especially when it is coming into something like stellar form. Tickets available from http://www.neonlights.sg/tickets.

Buy now!