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BBC Sound of 2010: Hurts

Fifteen of the best rising music stars have been announced as the longlist for the BBC's Sound of 2010.




Watch the music video for Hurts' track Wonderful Life

A moody and exceedingly stylish duo from Manchester, Hurts inhabit an enigmatic, cinematic black & white world where they construct melancholic 1980s-inspired electro-pop. They resemble Tears For Fears, as shot by Anton Corbijn.

Theo Hutchcraft and Adam Anderson were in (scruffier) bands Bureau and Daggers before, the latter of which supported Gary Numan. But on a trip to Italy, they discovered "disco-lento" (slow disco), became fixed on adopting a more austere and elegant European aesthetic and Hurts were born.

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