Shocking Pinks

Real Name:
Nick Harte
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Shocking Pinks are the project of singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Nick Harte.

Founded in Christchurch, New Zealand, and currently based in Wellington, Nick Harte has played in many New Zealand bands such as the CM Ensemble, Hiatus, The Incisions, Montessouri, Laudanum, Luxor Dance Ensemble, Urinator, Solaa, The Brunettes, and Pig Out.

Released in 2004, the Shocking Pinks' debut album, Dance the Dance Electric, featured a full-band lineup and introduced Harte's sound, which nodded to the sound of classic New Zealand bands such as The Clean and The Bats, as well as My Bloody Valentine's shoegaze sounds, and a budding dance-punk scene. The album earned strong reviews, including an 8.2 score on Pitchfork Media. In the wake of this success, the Shocking Pinks signed to the legendary New Zealand imprint Flying Nun Records and released two albums in 2005, Mathematical Warfare and Infinity Land, which Harte wrote and performed on his own. DFA Records signed Harte and released a series of limited-edition singles, which included remixes by The Glimmers, Deerhunter, Eluvium, and Arkitype, before issuing the self-titled album, Shocking Pinks, in the fall of 2007 —largely a remastered compilation of songs from Mathematical Warfare and Infinity Land.

In November 2013 Shocking Pinks signed to Brooklyn label, Stars & Letters Records, and announced the release of a new triple album called "Guilt Mirrors" due 18 February 2014. The first single "Not Gambling" was premiered via Pitchfork Media on 13 November 2013. The Pitchfork news item also included the full track-listing of the upcoming "Guilt Mirrors" album. The follow-up single "What's Up With That Girl?" premiered 11 December 2013, via Dazed & Confused. A third single "St Louis", featuring visual artist Gemma Syme on vocals, premiered via Pitchfork Media 13 January 2014.

The Shocking Pinks gigging lineup has featured a large number of local New Zealand musicians over the years, including members of New Zealand bands such as The Brunettes, The D4, Leper Ballet, Pig Out, The Enright House, and the Tiger Tones.
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Albums

Shocking Pinks - Dance The Dance Electric album art Shocking Pinks Dance The Dance Electric (Album) Pinacolada Records New Zealand 2004 Sell This Version
Shocking Pinks - Mathematical Warfare album art Shocking Pinks Mathematical Warfare (Album) Flying Nun Records New Zealand 2005 Sell This Version
FNCD497 Shocking Pinks - Infinity Land album art Shocking Pinks Infinity Land(CD, Album) Flying Nun Records FNCD497 New Zealand 2005 Sell This Version
Shocking Pinks - Shocking Pinks album art Shocking Pinks Shocking Pinks (Album) DFA, EMI New Zealand 2007 Sell This Version
STARS011 Shocking Pinks - Guilt Mirrors album art Shocking Pinks Guilt Mirrors(LP, Album, Ltd, Pin) Stars & Letters Records STARS011 US 2014 Sell This Version
PBUH096 Shocking Pinks - Wake Up Children album art Shocking Pinks Wake Up Children(Cass, Ltd) Crash Symbols PBUH096 US 2015 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Shocking Pinks - End Of The World album art Shocking Pinks End Of The World (Single, Maxi) DFA, EMI UK 2007 Sell This Version
Shocking Pinks - Singles album art Shocking Pinks Singles (Comp, Single) DFA, EMI UK 2007 Sell This Version
Shocking Pinks - Smoke Screen album art Shocking Pinks Smoke Screen (Single) DFA, EMI UK 2007 Sell This Version
Shocking Pinks - This Aching Deal album art Shocking Pinks This Aching Deal (Single) DFA UK 2007 Sell This Version
dfaemi2175 Shocking Pinks - The Narrator album art Shocking Pinks The Narrator(7", Single, Ltd) DFA dfaemi2175 UK 2007 Sell This Version
dfaemi2174 Shocking Pinks - Victims album art Shocking Pinks Victims(7", Single, Ltd) DFA dfaemi2174 UK 2007 Sell This Version
Shocking Pinks - Emily album art Shocking Pinks Emily (EP, Maxi) DFA, DFA UK 2008 Sell This Version
STARS010 Shocking Pinks - Not Gambling album art Shocking Pinks Not Gambling(File, Single, MP3) Stars & Letters Records STARS010 USA & Canada 2013
none Shocking Pinks - Us Against The City album art Shocking Pinks Us Against The City(4xFile, MP3, EP, 320) Not in label (Shocking Pinks self-released) none New Zealand 2015

Compilations

Shocking Pinks - Translation album art Shocking Pinks Translation (Comp) A Low Hum New Zealand 2015 Sell This Version

Reviews

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punkhermit

punkhermit

September 12, 2018
yet another highly underrated artist and their musical output imho.

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