Buzznet dedicated the entire month of March to emerging talents from all around the world. That means you all will get to know lots of new stuff and you also have the opportunity to write about and introduce your favourites - who are likely unknown to others - in exchange of a cute little duckling badge during this period! Sounds great, doesn`t it? Now, it`s my turn to bring you new sounds, that you hopefully will like.
My first choice is one of my favourite discoveries from last year; the part British - part American formation called Pure Love. Despite both members have been known for their work in other bands before, being in a new band means you have to start gaining your fan-base all over again. But for some reason (perhaps because they are not teenagers who only just start a career in music), they are moving forward faster on the ladder, than other new bands. See it yourself…
Pure Love was formed by Frank Carter and Jim Carroll (Suicide File, Hope Conspiracy) soon after Carter left Gallows in summer 2011. The band`s first gig was on Valentine`s Day in 2012 and music channels started to play the first single ‘Bury My Bones’(that was the time when I found out about them); the first UK headline tour came later in summer as well. In August, they supported Paramore along with You Me At Six in Belfast and Edinburgh just before all three bands headed to Reading&Leeds festivals. Pure Love played the quite big NME stage there early in the afternoon and basically no other than Green Day happened to open for them as a not-so-secret secret act that day (read more about it here). An autumn headline tour followed this successful summer. They did all these without having any albums out at the time. The debut album ‘Anthems’ was released only a month ago (4th February) when they headed out on tour again.
The end of this music video is one of my "I was there"-moments.
‘Anthems’ got great reviews everywhere and it was even put online for streaming before the actual release and I had great expectations after the past year. I wasn`t in the mood for this kind of music when I did that first listen and I wasn`t sure about the greatness of it. I needed to walk into one of the last remaining HMV stores where they happened to play the record and I was like “I know this! It`s Pure Love!”. Great festival memories came back. Then I bought the album.
It`s title says exactly what it is: a collection of real rock anthems, that – in my opinion - needs to be known by everyone so next time at an intimate pub-gig or at one of the huge stages of a summer festival we all can sing each of the songs together (especially the song called ‘Anthem’). I would be disappointed if it happened differently in the future.