Bomb Shop Logo

Shanghai duo Pairs make music that, in the words of WIRE, "makes you feel about 14, illegally wasted and in love." The visceral melodic edge of their explosive noise-punk outbursts gives the whole thing a surprisingly approachable feel. The band themselves are somewhat less wordy but infinitely more poetic about their aesthetic:

"Pairs is/are some bitches and dickheads from Shanghai. They have taken their broadway smash music to various death traps, both North and South and survived to tell the tale to deaf ears. Pairs make music and don’t make it particularly well, almost like people who have lost their talent. Their name is often misspelled as Paris, and Pairs understand that this is an easy mistake to make."


BMS017 / Summer Sweat (2012)