Robbie Furze and Milo Cordell formed The Big Pink back in 2008. Although both of music stock, their debut, A Brief History of Love, was the first collection of songs that either were really able call their own. Both from London, the genetics of The Big Pink are not incidental. Milo, the son of 1960s producer Denny Cordell, is behind the celebrated Merok label, instrumental in unleashing the mutant soul of Crystal Castles, Salem, and Teengirl Fantasy upon the world, while Furze first made a name for himself playing with industrial behemoths Panic DHH and Alec Empire. Such disparate roots speak loudly of the ambitions of The Big Pink, as they pull unexpected and marginal forms into the spotlight of a wider audience.
Having released a low-key single on unknown independent House Anxiety in 2008, the band’s rising star drew the attention of 4AD, penning a worldwide deal with the label in early 2009. Ignoring the pressure that befits such music industry hype, the band eloped to the Electric Lady Studios in New York to record and self-produce what was to become their epic debut album, A Brief History of Love. The band were swiftly rewarded for their hard work and won yet another NME award for their single ‘Dominos’ as Best Track in 2010.
The Big Pink’s second album, Future This, was recorded over the summer of 2011. The band worked with producer Paul Epworth (Adele, Florence and The Machine, Friendly Fires) to help them match their high ambitions. The end result does exactly that, adding more shades to The Big Pink palette, rewarding both them and listener for their patience.
The Big Pink is now formed of founder Robbie Furze and Mary Charteris. Their Empire Underground EP on B3SCI Records will follow with more new material later in the year, alongside a North American tour. The release features contributors Andrew Wyatt, Dave McCraken (producer of Ian Brown), Robert Been (Black Rebel Motorcycle Club) and was mixed by the legendary Alan Moulder.
3. Beautiful Criminal
4. Empire Underground
‘Empire Underground’ – Remix EP (Available Digitally and on Limited Edition CD)
5. Hightimes (Elliphant Remix)
6. Hightimes (Jamie Hince Remix)
7. Beautiful Criminal (Kauf Remix)
8. Beautiful Criminal (Aquilo Remix)