The story of Hurts’ origin provides an example that drinking can sometimes actually lead to positive things. Theo Hutchcraft and Adam Anderson, the duo behind the band, met outside a pub while their friends were engaged in a brawl with each other. Too inebriated to fight themselves, they decided instead to talk about music. After discovering that their musical tastes were similar, they decided to form a group.
Theo Hutchcraft of Hurts
Hurts became known among music buffs thanks to an original viral video campaign before they even released their first album (“Happiness” in 2010). Their first homemade music video, for “Wonderful Life,” arguably their biggest hit so far, has been viewed over 20 million times on YouTube.
In its short history the synthpop duo, whom many have called the Pet Shop Boys of the 21st century, have already collaborated with such stars as Kylie Minogue and Elton John.
The UK group has gained popularity worldwide, selling over 3 million records and boasting a huge fan base in the Central Europe region, where they regularly tour.
In 2010 alone, they played three times in Poland, and since then they’ve made the country a regular stop on their tour schedule, visiting at least once a year. The November 7 show in Torwar will be their second concert in Poland this year. Back in March, they played in much more intimate setting at Warsaw’s Palladium.
During their current tour, the band is promoting their second album, “Exile.” Released in March, it burst into the top 10 in 23 countries’ music charts, including Poland’s.
“We had to push ourselves and express the more intense, darker side which lies at the heart of our music,” the band’s lead singer Theo Hutchcraft said in an interview with NME after the release of the album.
“The first record was mainly about love and loss. This is a record about sex and death. The whole process was one of the heaviest and most extreme experiences we’ve had, but now we’re on the outside looking in, it feels like we’ve made something truly unique and special,” he added.
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