After soaring to fame with their 2009 track Dominoes, UK duo The Big Pink somewhat disintegrated over the following years. Culminating in the departure of one half of the outfit, Milo Cordell, in 2013. After which, Robbie Furze announced that he would continue The Big Pink as a solo act, but with little action to follow up his words. However, the band are now back with a new line up and new track.
Clearly disenchanted by the idea of performing solo, Furze has reincarnated The Big Pink as four piece. He is joined by the aristocratic model/DJ – and now vocalist/keyboardist – Mary Charteris, who also happens to be married to Furze, as well as Free Hallas on drums and Jesse Russell on bass. This week the band released Hightimes, their first single in three years. Familiar in its industrial beats and lagging, heavy pace, Hightimes is instantly recognisable with Furze’s nasal croon. The track is the first to be unveiled from The Big Pink’s upcoming Empire Underground EP, which is due early next year. And was also followed by the announcement that a full length album will follow later in 2016.
Though The Big Pink teased snippets of a follow up album back in 2012, after the release of Future This, it is unclear whether that material will feature on the record. However, American record label B3SCI Records have revealed that a number of familiar names have contributed to the album. Including Miike Snow‘s Andrew Wyatt and Gossip‘s Beth Ditto, the LP will be mixed by Alan Moulder (Arctic Monkeys, Foals, Foo Fighters, The Smashing Pumpkins). Keep an eye out for more news soon!