New Zealand's Shocking Pinks, AKA Nick Harte, burst onto the scene in 2004 with the seminal dance pop record Dance the Dance Electric, which shared with the
world Harte's peculiar brand of uncomfortable dance punk intimacy. With dirty lo-fi production, sweet melodies, and unexpected aggression, Harte channels the
demons of obsession and emptiness into darkly lyrical art.
Managing to conduit James Murphy, Fleetwood Mac, and My Bloody Valentine through the swagger of
Scott Walker, Shocking Pinks have perfected the sound of bittersweet melancholia that teeters on the edge of self-destruction.