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Hurts: Somerset House, London

Caroline Sullivan, The Guardian, 15 July 2011

MANCHESTER ELECTRO-DUO Hurts are so in thrall to new-romantic stylishness that one review of last year's debut album, Happiness, suggested that even their gigs were probably "in monochrome". If they could have pulled it off, that's exactly what they would have done tonight: their stage show is an early-80s video brought to life, complete with female dancers who are here not to titillate but to add intrigue by drifting through angular catwalk poses.

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