Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 3 March 2015

Hurts worried about writing again

Undated Handout Photo of (l-r) Adam Anderson and Theo Hutchcraft, from Hurts. See PA Feature MUSIC Hurts. Picture credit should read: PA Photo/Handout. WARNING: This picture must only be used to accompany PA Feature MUSIC Hurts.
Hurts needed to stop touring to record their second album

Hurts frontman Theo Hutchcraft has admitted the band were worried they'd forgotten how to write songs when they decided to follow up their successful debut album.

The band - Theo and Adam Anderson - have toured almost solidly since Happiness, their first album, became a hit in 2010.

Theo, 26, said: "We toured for a long time and had not been able to write, meaning we'd had all these ideas bottled up for ages.

"We were worried that after so long we might not be able to write any more songs. You know, had we forgotten how to do it?

"Fortunately, once we did stop touring we started straight away and it happened very quickly."

The band said that there was a reason that they didn't begin writing second album Exile while still on the road.

"You need calm focus to write songs and you don't get that on the road," Theo said.

:: Hurts' second album Exile is out now. They play Manchester Academy 2 on April 1 and Glasgow Garage on April 2.

Nightlife Galleries

More

Latest Entertainment News

Latest Music News

Latest Film & TV News

Latest Eating Out News

Horoscopes

Your Horoscopes by Russell Grant

Pisces:

Your income will get a big boost, thanks to an impressive work assignment. You will be very busy in the days ahead, which is beneficial. You have a tendency to rest on your laurels when you have lots of free time. A demanding schedule forces you to step up your game. If your energy starts to flag, make time for daily exercise. It seems counterintuitive, but moving your body can actually refresh you. Working with a partner is strongly advised. A collaborator will attend to practical matters.More