When you've been around as long as German post-punk pioneers Pink Turns Blue
, some things are just obvious: the world is on fire and very few people are trying to extinguish it. But Pink Turns Blue is bringing their own deluge of dark, gothic punk to the rescue. Formed in the 1980s in the midst of Cold War Germany, the band treads between melancholy and self-examination and a desire to change the world even when you know it's an uphill battle. Those themes couldn't be any more relevant today. In fact, after decades of playing shows and releasing albums (with a hiatus thrown in there for good measure) Pink Turns Blue has hit their stride with last year's Tainted. These days the band is a guitar, bass, drums trio, with founder Mic Jogwer on guitar and vocals. Live, Pink Turns Blue consistently weaves a dark wave web, sometimes moody and bleak and sometimes catchy - but always a pleasure to watch for fans of Souixsie and the Banshees and the Bauhaus. Live, expect densely layered post-punk and dark wave sounds (and all the sub genres encompassed within), as the band pulls tunes from every era of their career.