Too Young to Love

Last updated
"Too Young to Love"
The Big Pink Too Young to Love.jpg
Single by The Big Pink
ReleasedOctober 7, 2008
RecordedThe Big Pink, London
Genre Indie rock, electronic rock
Length4:21
Label House Anxiety (HA001)
Songwriter(s) Milo Cordell, Robbie Furze
Producer(s) The Big Pink
The Big Pink singles chronology
"Too Young to Love"
(2008)
"Velvet"
(2009)

"Too Young to Love" is the debut single by The Big Pink. "Too Young to Love" was released with the double A-side track "Crystal Visions" on 7" vinyl on October 7, 2008, and both tracks were later re-recorded and included on their debut album A Brief History of Love in September 2009. The song was self-produced by the band, and the single was a limited edition pressing of only 500 copies. [1] [2] The sleeve features a homoerotic photograph by Dennis Cooper as its cover. Similarly, a limited edition 12" single for "Too Young to Love," released in Japan only on April 1, 2009, features more of Cooper's photography as its cover. [3] The 12" also features an early version of "Count Backwards from Ten," which was also re-recorded for the debut album, and the exclusive non-album track "With You."

Contents

The Big Pink signed with famed British record label 4AD in February 2009, [4] won the prestigious Philip Hall Radar Award for best new act at the NME Shockwave Awards, [5] and released their second single "Velvet" in April 2009. Remixes of "Too Young to Love" by Delorean, The Living Eye, and UNKLE surfaced throughout 2009.

Track listing

7" vinyl (House Anxiety Records, HA001)
  1. "Too Young to Love" – 4:21
  2. "Crystal Visions" – 3:56
Japan-only 12" vinyl (Big Love Records, BIGLOVE003)
  1. "Too Young to Love" – 4:21
  2. "Count Backwards from Ten" – 3:34
  3. "With You" – 3:27
Remixes

Credits

Related Research Articles

The Chemical Brothers

The Chemical Brothers are a British electronic music duo composed of Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons, originating in Manchester in 1989. Along with the Prodigy, Fatboy Slim, and other fellow acts, they were pioneers at bringing the big beat genre to the forefront of pop culture. They achieved widespread success when their second album Dig Your Own Hole topped the UK charts in 1997. In the United Kingdom they have had six number one albums and thirteen Top Twenty singles, including two number ones. In the United States they have won six Grammy Awards including "Best Rock Instrumental Performance", "Best Dance Recording" and "Best Dance/Electronic Album" of the year as recently as 2020.

The Crystal Method American electronic music duo

The Crystal Method is an American electronic music act formed in Las Vegas, Nevada, by Ken Jordan and Scott Kirkland in the early 1990s. They were pioneers of the big beat genre. The Crystal Method's music has appeared in numerous TV shows, films, video games, and advertisements. Their debut studio album Vegas was certified platinum in 2007, and saw follow-ups Tweekend, Legion of Boom, Divided by Night, and The Crystal Method. In 2017, Ken Jordan retired from music and left the group, with Scott Kirkland adopting The Crystal Method as a solo moniker.

Unkle British electronica band

Unkle are a British musical outfit founded in 1992 by James Lavelle. Originally categorised as trip hop, the group once included producer DJ Shadow and have employed a variety of guest artists and producers.

Four Tet

Kieran Hebden, best known by the stage name Four Tet, is an English musician. Hebden first came to prominence as a member of the band Fridge before establishing himself as a solo artist.

Timo Maas is a German DJ/producer and remixer whose career in electronic music spans well over 30 years. His remix of Azzido Da Bass's single, "Doom's Night" helped launch his career in 2000.

DFA Records is an American independent record label founded in 2001 by Mo' Wax co-founder Tim Goldsworthy, musician James Murphy, and manager Jonathan Galkin. They previously had a production team called The DFA, consisting of Goldsworthy and Murphy.

Battles (band)

Battles is an American experimental rock group, founded in 2002 in New York City by Ian Williams. The current line-up is a duo, composed of guitarist/keyboardist/vocalist Williams and drummer/vocalist John Stanier. Former members include composer/vocalist Tyondai Braxton and guitarist/bassist Dave Konopka.

F.E.A.R. (song)

"F.E.A.R." is the first single from Ian Brown's third solo album, Music of the Spheres. Released on 17 September 2001, it placed No. 13 on the UK Singles Chart and was both a commercial and critical success. In late 2002, it won a Muso Award for best single, as voted by his peers in the British music industry. In October 2011, NME placed it at number 67 on its list "150 Best Tracks of the Past 15 Years".

Paul Richard Epworth is an English record producer, musician, and songwriter. His work with artists include Adele, Florence and the Machine, Rihanna and Maxïmo Park amongst many others. He is a member of the Music Producers Guild and is the founder and owner of the independent record label Wolf Tone, having released music from Glass Animals, Rosie Lowe and The Horrors. He has won 'Producer of the Year' at the BRIT Awards three times, the most recent in 2015.

Say Hello, Wave Goodbye

"Say Hello, Wave Goodbye" is a song from the album Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret by English synthpop duo Soft Cell that was released as a single in January 1982 and reached number three on the UK Singles Chart.

The Golden Filter

The Golden Filter is an American/Australian electronic music duo from New York City, formed in 2008, now based in London. The band consists of Penelope Trappes and Stephen Hindman.

The Big Pink

The Big Pink are an English electronic rock band from London, consisting of multi-instrumentalists Robertson "Robbie" Furze, Lady Mary Charteris, Nicole Emery and Bradford Lee Conroy. Initially a duo, they signed to independent record label 4AD in 2009 and won the NME Philip Hall Radar Award for best new act. To date, they have released five singles, with their debut album A Brief History of Love released in September 2009 and its follow-up, Future This released in January 2012.

<i>A Brief History of Love</i> 2009 studio album by The Big Pink

A Brief History of Love is the debut album from British electronic rock duo The Big Pink. The album was released on 14 September 2009 on 4AD. The Big Pink signed with 4AD in February 2009, and won the prestigious NME Philip Hall Radar Award for best new act. The band were also named as "one of the most likely breakout acts of 2009" by the BBC. Prior to the album's release, the band issued three singles: "Too Young to Love"/"Crystal Visions" on the House Anxiety label in October 2008, "Velvet" on 4AD in April 2009, and the non-album track "Stop the World" in June 2009. "Dominos", the album's first proper single and the band's fourth single overall, preceded the album on 7 September.

Dominos (song)

"Dominos" is the first single from The Big Pink's debut album A Brief History of Love. "Dominos" was released as a digital download and on 7" vinyl on September 7, 2009, a week before the release of the album. The song was co-produced by the band and record producer Paul Epworth, and mixed by Rich Costey. In their native United Kingdom, the song peaked on the UK Singles Chart at #27 and #10 on the Irish Singles Chart in the Republic of Ireland. The single's B-side, "She's No Sense", features vocals from Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine.

Velvet (The Big Pink song)

"Velvet" is the second single by The Big Pink, and their first single with the 4AD label. "Velvet" was released as a digital download and on 7-inch vinyl on April 20, 2009, and was later included on their debut album A Brief History of Love in September 2009. "Velvet" was re-issued as a single on February 15, 2010. The song was self-produced by the band, and mixed by producer Alan Moulder. The 7-inch single features the exclusive B-side "An Introduction to Awareness", while the 12-inch single features a cover version of Otis Redding's 1964 song "These Arms of Mine".

Crimewave (song)

"Crimewave" is a song performed by Canadian experimental band Crystal Castles and American noise rock band Health from Crystal Castles' self-titled debut album. The song acts as both Crystal Castles and Health's debut singles in addition to being the first single from the album Crystal Castles. It was first released on August 13, 2007 by Trouble Records, accompanied by the B-side "XxzxcuZx Me". The song is a re-working of the Health original track of the same name written by the band members of Health for their eponymous debut album. It was re-written by Ethan Kath of Crystal Castles. Kath also produced the re-worked track. The song contains prominent electro and chiptune musical characteristics. The track consists of only three lyric lines and has been said to tell a story about the sadness and ennui one might experience when locked inside a Pac-Man maze for eternity.

Tonight (The Big Pink song)

"Tonight" is the third proper single from The Big Pink's debut album A Brief History of Love, and their fifth single overall. "Tonight" was released on 7" vinyl and as a digital download on April 26, 2010. The single features a new recording of "Tonight," produced by Paul Epworth, and the band's cover of the Beyoncé song "Sweet Dreams" as the B-side. The single comes packaged in a fold-out sleeve with a coloured elastic band as well.

Xtatic Truth

"Xtatic Truth" is the début single by English electronic band Crystal Fighters from their album Star of Love. The single was released on 15 May 2009 through Zirkulo records to relatively good reviews.

Lullaby (Book of Love song)

"Lullaby" is the sixth single released by the American synthpop band Book of Love. The song was the second single released from the band's second album Lullaby in 1988.

Gun (Chvrches song)

"Gun" is a song by Scottish synth-pop band Chvrches from their 2013 debut album The Bones of What You Believe. It was released as the band's third official single on 15 June 2013 via Virgin and Goodbye Records.

References

  1. The Big Pink "Where Can Noise Go?" | Dummy Magazine Archived 2009-08-07 at the Wayback Machine
  2. Big Pink, The - Too Young to Love (7", Single, Ltd) at Discogs
  3. Big Pink, The - Too Young to Love (12") at Discogs
  4. 4AD - Three New Signings Announced Archived 2009-07-06 at the Wayback Machine
  5. The Big Pink win Philip Hall Radar Award | News | NME.com