I`m very happy to welcome another outstanding band in our cacophonyc post punk rooster! After Synthetic ID and Cold Circuits, the Berlin based 3 piece PRETTY HURTS got my attention with their demo recordings and with this new EP they blew my mind away!
Cold, dark and icy post punk hits noisy, nervous and insanely driven punk. Disappointment, irritability, alienation, teen-angst, nightmares and hypnagogic hallucinations, packed on a 7". Cold and bleak, but bouncing in defiance, with sporadic tinges of fear. While other bands of their ilk go for a more sullen approach, PRETTY HURTS harnesses their aggression to power through each song like a well-oiled machine.
There’s a sense of urgency and neurosis that’s ever-present throughout Escapement, which makes this one of the better EPs to surface this summer. If there was any EXPECTATION for this 7" PRETTY HURTS can answer with a shy, cold but defining YES! get this EP or listen to the boring other stuff out there...