Cold, dark and icy post punk hits noisy, nervous and insanely driven punk. Disappointment, irritability, alienation, teen-angst, nightmares and hypnagogic hallucinations, packed on a 7″. Cold and bleak, but bouncing in defiance, with sporadic tinges of fear. While other bands of their ilk go for a more sullen approach, PRETTY HURTS harnesses their aggression to power through each song like a well-oiled machine.
There’s a sense of urgency and neurosis that’s ever-present throughout Escapement, which makes this one of the better EPs to surface this summer. If there was any EXPECTATION for this 7″ PRETTY HURTS can answer with a shy, cold but defining YES! get this EP or listen to the boring other stuff out there…