Even that title has a bit of pomp about it, doesn’t it? ‘Exile’ – buy our album or bugger off, but with a thesaurus. Glorious.
This morning the band gave fans (and other people, obviously - Ed) the chance to hear the first cut from the album - new single ‘Miracle’. Receiving it’s first play on Huw Stephens’ breakfast show takeover, it’s a typically dramatic, bombastic affair. With the lyric ‘No love, no life, no end in sight,’ it’s not quite as dark as it may sound, mixing the expected operatic stylings with an oddly uplifting refrain.
You can check out ‘Miracle’ below:
Hurts are set to take to the road next month. After a pair of shows in London and Berlin in February, they’ll head out to Europe before returning for shows in Manchester and Glasgow. Their live schedule in full reads:
07 London, Heaven
09 Berlin, Postbahnhof
14 Cologne, Essigfabrik
15 Munich, Theaterfabrik
16 Hamburg, Uebel & Gefaehrlich
18 Stockholm, Strand
20 Warsaw, Palladium
23 Zurich, Kaufleuten
25 Milan, Magazzini Generali
27 Vienna, Arena
28 Prague, Lucerna Music Bar
30 Amsterdam, Melkweg
01 Manchester, Academy 2
02 Glasgow, Garage
‘Exile’ will be the follow up to Hurts’ massively successful debut album ‘Happiness’. The band have now clocked up over 2,000,000 sales worldwide, so if you’re a bit skint, head down to the stage door at one of the shows and ask if you can borrow a tenner. If they say no, they’re just being rude.
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