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Interview: Milo Cordell of The Big Pink

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The Big Pink: Milo Cordell and Robbie Furze I Photo by Tom Beard
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As with a lot of good things, the band The Big Pink wasn't supposed to be a band at all. Friends, Milo Cordell and Robbie Furze were already distracted with other projects when they started messing around in the studio. Cordell was busy running his record label, Merok Records, which was putting out acts like Titus Andronicus, Crystal Castles, and The Klaxons, and Furze was in another band playing guitar for Alec Empire.

Despite all these commitments, the music that came out of those sessions: the fiery digital noise, the huge fuzzy guitars, and heart-wrenching melodies, which would later become The Big Pink's critically acclaimed debut, A Brief History of Love, was so great that Furze convinced Cordell that they needed to become a band. This took some doing because Cordell had never been in a band before and had terrible stage fright. We caught up with Cordell this weekend to talk about how he conquered his fears, found a live band, and launched The Big Pink with Robbie Furze into the stratosphere. Here is some of what was said.

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