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The eight-track album comes just a few months after their self-titled EP, which got the attention of BBC Radio 6 Music, Radio X, Beats 1, The Line Of Best Fit and Clash, to name but a few, and sold out immediately upon release.
The album mixes A Place To Bury Strangers-style total sonic annihilation with skewed synth-pop and the band cite the Cocteau Twins, Lowlife (not the Scottish dreampop band, but New Order’s 1985 album is as good a reference point) and The Jesus And Mary Chain as the main musical influences, but there’s also a nod to The Cure’s Disintegration and even Saint Etienne.
Lyrically, it’s all about teen angst, which explains their perfect mixture of melancholy, euphoria, anger and tenderness. A sense of emotional confusion that is echoed by the title.
“‘Pink noise’ is a setting on some old analogue synths,” they explain. “It pretty much sounds like the world is ending – the perfect way to describe this album.”
Barry says: Just to clarify, 'Pink Noise' isn't technically a setting on analogue synths as the press release indicates, but it is apparently good to listen to whilst you're trying to sleep. This however, is not, because it's interesting and enjoyable and brilliantly written, unlike pink noise which sounds like when tv's used to have static.
2. Almost Happy
6. Hard Ending
8. Waiting For A Sign