Ariel Pink

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Ariel Pink – pom pom

6 Nov 20143 stars

Unashamed perversions abound in first album without usual Haunted Graffiti collaboraters

Judging by some of his troll-y statements about women of late, sufficient to prompt Grimes to slate his ‘delusional misogyny’, you’d be about as pleased to know your best friend is dating Ariel Pink as you would one of those unwashed-looking…

Bizarro-pop oddball Ariel Pink set for Glasgow's Stereo

9 Oct 2012

The man and his Haunted Graffiti cohorts are coming to town to promote new album Mature Themes

Ariel Pink recently declared in an interview, ‘If I could find another Ariel to perform my songs, I gladly would.’ For someone who pathologically enjoys tying interviewers in knots, this sentiment actually rings true. Pink is like the Pied Piper of…

Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti - Mature Themes

10 Aug 20122 stars

Attempt to be transgressive comes across as creepy and misogynistic

Mature Themes? Hardly. Ariel Pink’s latest offers a callow take on gender and sexuality. Pink seems to think that talking about ‘beta male revenge’ (chicks dig ‘sensitive’ guys, runs the sleazy logic) and singing about being a ‘lesbian’ constitutes some…

Clubbers' Decktionary: Chillwave

17 Oct 2011

A guide to the myriad genres of clubbing, from Devil Disco DJ Hobbes

Chillwave aka glo fi, proper noun. Generally down-tempo to mid-tempo (ie 80–120 bpm) danceable American indie/electro-pop style; usually made by solo artists with a laptop or small outfits; predominantly influenced by 80s analogue and electronica…

Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti - Before Today

28 May 20105 stars

Ariel Pink’s early albums were nuggets of bedroom pop alchemy, inspiring a generation of glo-fi and hypnagogic pop artists. Illicit pop pleasures – soft-rock, blue-eyed soul, 80s MTV – shone through, but as Ariel ‘Pink’ Rosenberg always insisted, the…