We grab 5 with The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

Following the success of their 2011 album Belong, New York indie-popsters are back on the move. Set to play Ruby Lounge on the 15th October and with a new EP and vast European tour planned, we got together with singer and guitarist Kip for a quick, and rather random Q&A.

Why and how did you get together as a band?
I had some songs and I had some friends.

How has your sound developed and changed since you first got together?
Our first practice was just Alex and me playing “This Love is Fucking Right” over a discman with drum beats. Kurt’s a lot better than a discman, and Peggy made it sound more like Rocketship.

What are your main musical influences?
Kurt Cobain’s Cardigan.

And what else culturally plays a part in your music?
Heathers.

Can you tell us about your new music?
We just did a 7” with two cover songs on it – “Jeremy” by The Magnetic Fields and “My Life is Wrong” by East River Pipe.

And what do you have planned for your tour?
Binge drinking, knife violence and an acoustic guitar.

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart are playing The Ruby Lounge on 15th October, more information can be found here.

To find out more about the band see their website and Facebook page or follow them on Twitter

Interview by Anne Louise kershaw. You can find me on Twitter here.

 

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