Thursday, 17 May 2012

The Big Pink Review @ 53 Degrees - 14th May 2012

The Big Pink are an electronic rock duo from London, made up of Robbie Furze and Milo Cordell. They released their debut album in 2009, and reached chart success with the catchy track ‘Dominos’.

After playing the well-known US festival Coachella they returned to 53 Degrees to treat the crowd to their own brand of chilled out trance and upbeat electro.

Support came from Blackpool indie band The Colours and alternative rockers The Feud who got the crowd dancing and well warmed up for the main act.

The Big Pink entered the stage to psychedelic flashing lights and began their set with ‘Stay Gold’ and then ‘Velvet’, two tracks which really showcase Furze’s distinctive vocals and Cordell’s vast musical talent.

They then played their newest single ‘Hit The Ground (Superman)’ which received a great reaction and shows that The Big Pink are on a brilliant comeback and still have great tracks in them.

The atmosphere became more chilled out with ‘Too Young To Love’ and the hypnotic ‘Rubbernecking’, while not sing along songs are still catchy and make it impossible to stand still – the swaying takes over.

‘Dominos’ brought the crowd back up with a bang, with the whole room dancing and singing along to the memorable lyrics, and it felt like 2009 all over again.

The set ended with ‘Lose Your Mind’ which melted into an epic guitar riff before the band left the stage and left the crowd wanting more.

As someone who hadn’t heard much from The Big Pink, their great stage presence and talent could’ve made a fan out of anyone.

You can check out pictures from The Big Pink gig on 53 Degrees' facebook.

Megan Habberfield