Miss Pain

Personnel: Sarah Pain: vocals, theremin, synths, noise
Verity Pain: synths, noise
Dom Pain: vocals, guitars, synths, noise

www.misspain.co.uk

THE BASICS

Miss Pain are still causing a scene with their glam-fisted girl/ boy electro-shock pop.  Witnesses report an explosion of synthetic pop noise, analogue abuse, and b-movie melodrama, with an air-strike of stunning visual stimuli.

REFERENCE POINTS

Roxy Music + The Cramps + Devo + The Make*Up + Add N to (X) + Joe Meek + Stereo Total +  Soft Cell + Adam Ant +  Serge Gainsbourg  + Girl Groups + Yeah Yeah Yeahs + Ye-Ye + Pulp.

DISCOGRAPHY

  • Carrion Call ep (ltd CD) Release Date: 08 OCT 07, Nylon! Friction!
  • Girl Monster (women in music from punk to now, compiled by Chicks On Speed) SEP 06

Feat. ‘Sell it 2 the Kids (megaphone version)’ plus tracks by The Slits, Le Tigre, Delta 5, Björk, Cobra Killer, The Raincoats, Erase Errata, etc.

  • Do Me More Electro!!!! (compiled by Parisian electro-sluts Fatale) AUG 06

Feat. ‘Tapped Yr Phone’ plus tracks by Motormark, Crack W.A.R., Revl9n, and Gravy Train.

  • Electronic Bible chapter 2 (compiled by Ann Shenton – Add N to (X)/Large Number) MAR 06
    Feat. ‘F* Machines’, “a searing Ballardian synthscrape... The Normal-with-a-wide-on” (Plan B)
  • ‘Heartbreaker’ / ‘Caught My Eye’ (ltd 7”) APR 05, Tbilissi Recordings

“arch proof that the cheaper music sounds, the more potent it becomes.” The Fly magazine

  • ‘EBFH’ / ‘Campari & Sex’ (ltd 7”) DEC 04, Tbilissi Recordings

“Heartbreaking and sordid… move over Peaches.” Rough Trade

ACROSS THE AIRWAVES, IN THE CLUBS
Miss Pain have picked up radio play both nationally and locally, and across the Internet, with support from Steve Lamacq (Radio 1, 6 Music), Clare Kember (www.totallywired.co.uk), Marc Riley (6 Music), John Kennedy (XFM), and Huw Stephens (Radio 1) who selected ‘Sell it 2 the Kids’ as his unsigned track of the week.

Meanwhile, Pain tracks have graced dancefloors in clubs as near and far as London, Brighton, Glasgow, Newcastle, Manchester, Venice, Tokyo, and Berlin.

LIVE! ACTION!
Miss Pain’s live cocktail of high drama, uncompromised glamour, and cheap thrills has been road tested across the UK, winning them a legion of fanatics, and some cuts and bruises along the way. They have supported Le Tigre, The Gossip, The Pipettes, 80’s Matchbox B-line Disaster, and Gravy Train!!!!, whilst their hometown self-promoted DIY live-art-performance spectacles have featured guests such as Stazi, Hawnay Troof, Simon Bookish, and Motormark.

“Trashier than a night of Lambrini in your perverted uncle’s caravan, and fun if you can stomach it.”                                                                                                                    (NME, November 2006)

“Come lick the future, it tastes like childhood cast in chrome.”                                 (Plan B, May 2004)

“Roxy Music meets Add N to (X) inside a very small art-deco elevator that goes up to Cramps hell. Bliss.”                                                                                 (www.20jazzfunkgreats.blogspot.com, July 2005)

“I’d be very careful if I ever met Miss Pain.”              (Robots and Electronic Brains fanzine, March 2005)