After lots of mystery and anticipation, Pure Love are ready to announce the release of their debut album. Confidently titled Anthems, the debut will be released on 1st October through Vertigo Records.
Produced by Gil Norton and recorded at Mission Sound in Brooklyn, the album is full of big, hook-filled anthems including Bury My Bones, the stomping introductory download and the first single proper Handsome Devils Club, as uplifting and propulsive as you'd want a song about - as Frank Carter defines it - "being young and having fun" to be. There's also Beach Of Diamonds, built around the most insistent of guitar riffs and a chorus that just won't let go.
Talking of the album, Pure Love stated: "We've put our blood and sweat into these songs over the past year and it's the best gift we can give to all those that have waited so patiently for it. This band has been a new beginning for us both and this record is a declaration of life, hope and, of course, love. "
The tracklisting is confirmed as:
1. She (Makes The Devil Run Through Me)
2. Bury My Bones
3. The Hits
5. Beach Of Diamonds
6. Handsome Devils Club
7. Heavy Kind Of Chain
8. Burning Love
9. Scared To Death
10. Riot Song
11. March of the Pilgrims
Lead single, Handsome Devils Club, received its worldwide premiere as Zane Lowe's Hottest Record In The World and has been getting great support across Radio 1, XFM and Absolute.
Pure Love's timing could not be better. People have written off guitar bands and complained of a dearth of great rock music before but there has surely never been such a gaping void to be filled as there is right now. Which is where Pure Love come in. because make no mistake - this is a great guitar rock band.
Pure Love - the name is taken from a song by '70s jazz-rock fusionists Mahavishnu Orchestra, Sapphire Bullets Of Pure Love - came into being quickly and instinctively. Singer Frank Carter and guitarist Jim Carroll got together in their adopted hometown of New York at the beginning of last year having decided to form their perfect rock band. Both come from backgrounds in hardcore music - Carter was frontman with the incendiary British band Gallows; Carroll played in US hardcore bands The Hope Conspiracy and The Suicide File.
Pure Love take the new album on the road this month, heading around the UK as well as stops in Spain and Norway. See full dates below.
14th July Spain, Bilbao, BBK Live (Festival)
18th July England, Birmingham, Glee Club
19th July England, Liverpool, Zanzibar
20th July Norway, Tonsberg, Slottsfjell (Festival)
22nd July England, Bath, Moles
23rd July Wales, Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach
24th July Wales, Wrexham, Central Station
25th July England, York, Duchess
26th July England, Kingston, New Slang @ The Hippodrome
25th August England, Reading Festival
26th August England, Leeds Festival