Coinciding with today’s release of The Big Pink’s second album ‘Future This’, the eleventh instalment of the 4AD Sessions is now available.

Directed by long-term 4AD collaborators Iain and Jane, Robbie Furze and Milo Cordell are joined by live band members, Victoria Smith and Zan Lyons to help bring to life the immersive feel of the band’s music. Recorded at the 3 Mills film complex on Three Mill Island in Bromley-by-Bow, London, the stark backdrop of the warehouse space has flourishes of colour added by lasers while the band showcase four tracks from new album, plus an acoustic version of ‘Velvet’ (taken from their debut A Brief History In Love).

The Big Pink 4AD Session

1. Stay Gold

2. Hit The Ground (Superman)

3. Velvet

4. Rubbernecking

5. Give It Up

The Big Pink’s second album ‘Future This’ was recorded over the summer of 2011. The band worked with producer Paul Epworth (Adele, Florence & The Machine, Friendly Fires) to help them match their high ambitions. The end result does exactly that, adding more shades to The Big Pink palette, rewarding both them and listener for their patience. The album is completed by celebrated artist KR (the man behind Krink) using his distinct paint style to ‘krink’ the album’s sleeve and give them a fresh update on the legacy of 4AD record design.

In addition, the single ‘Hit The Ground (Superman)’ – currently A Listed at Radio 1, 6Music and XFM – is coming out on 12″ backed with a remix from Forest Swords. You can hear that mix here.

Next month will see the band go out on a nationwide tour, culminating in an NME Awards headline show at The Garage in London. Dates below…


8th – Bristol Thekla

9th – Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms

11th – Nottingham Rescue Rooms

12th – Liverpool Academy

14th – Glasgow King Tuts

15th – Manchester Academy 3

16th – Birmingham HMV Library

18th – Brighton Digital

20th – London The Garage (NME Awards Show)