PINS LAUNCH SERIES OF AUCTIONS TO WIN UNIQUE ITEMS & FAN EXPERIENCES
AUCTIONS LIVE FROM 6PM TONIGHT; WATCH TRAILER VIDEO BELOW
BAND ALSO LAUNCH “SUPERSTARS” CLUB NIGHT WITH VELVET UNDERGROUND COVERS SHOW
NEW ALBUM WILD NIGHTS OUT NOW ON BELLA UNION
“Noise, power and melody; you can hear the ambition of a band on the brink of a major breakthrough” Q
“The confident sound of a band exploring and developing” The Quietus
“Terrific songwriting – a confident step forward” The Observer
Manchester five-piece PINS have announced a series of eBay auctions to help fund their trip to SXSW this year. From 6PM tonight, fans will have a chance to win numerous rare items and experiences.
“Touring the USA is a dream for any band, but my god it’s expensive,” explains guitar Lois MacDonald. “We’ve decided to auction off some of our treasure in order to fund the trip. It’s really personal stuff, one off test pressings, actual pieces of the Super 8 footage from the “Dazed by You” video, the original Polaroid from the Wild Nights artwork, lyrics straight from Faith’s notebook! It’s tough to part with this stuff!”
PINS Auction Details
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1669707166629415/
Start time: Tuesday 26th January, 6pm
End time: Tuesday 2nd February, 6pm – midnight.
Listings begin every 15 minutes. All details available to view now at http://www.wearepins.co.uk and proceeds will help get PINS to SXSW and other USA shows.
Furthermore, PINS have revealed details of their new Andy Warhol-themed club night SUPERSTARS: A Night Celebrating All Things Warhol on Friday 5th March at a secret location in Salford.
The band request revellers come dressed as their favourite factory boy or girl. DJs will be spinning the biggest hits of the era, the drinks will be cheap, plus PINS and friends will be doing an extra special, one-performance-only Velvet Underground cover set, which is surely not to be missed. Tickets cost just £5 in advance, and again all proceeds will go towards the band’s SXSW fund.
SUPERSTARS: A Night Celebrating All Things Warhol
“Got It Bad” video
Before Christmas, PINS also announced a fresh run of UK and EU dates for February. See below for a full list of shows.
Last year, PINS released second album Wild Nights via Bella Union to much acclaim. The album was recorded in Joshua Tree at Rancho De La Luna with Dave Catching (of Eagles of Death Metal) and Hayden Scott, and mixed in New York with Ben Baptie at Atomic Sound NYC (Mark Ronson).
Along with the album’s release, 2015 was also defined by a packed out touring schedule for the band supporting the likes of Sleater-Kinney, Drenge, Wire, Best Coast, Gang Of Four and Stealing Sheep.
“Dazed By You” video
11 February – The Bullingdon, Oxford
12 February – The Bodega Social, Nottingham
13 February – The Hug and Pint, Glasgow
15 February – The Cookie, Leicester
16 February – O2 Academy 2, Liverpool
18 February – The Prince Albert, Brighton
19 February – The Thekla, Bristol
20 February – The Garibaldi Hotel, Northampton (Free Entry)
21 February – Espace B, Paris
22 February – Bitterzoet, Amsterdam (Supporting Night Beats)
23 February – Musik Und Frieden, Berlin
24 February – Molotow, Hamburg
25 February – Blue Shell, Cologne
27 February – Outlines Festival, Skate Central, Sheffield
13 March – Cosmosis Festival, Manchester
15 March – SXSW Festival, Austin, Texas
16 March – SXSW Festival, Austin, Texas
17 March – SXSW Festival, Austin, Texas
18 March – SXSW Festival, Austin, Texas
19 March – SXSW Festival, Austin, Texas
20 March – SXSW Festival, Austin, Texas
21 March – The Casbah, San Diego
22 March – Bootleg Theatre (Bar Stage), San Diego
“Live & Let Go”
PINS are Faith Vern (vocals/guitar), Anna Donigan (bass), Lois MacDonald (guitar), Sophie Galpin (drums) and Kyoko Swan (synths/guitar).
“Too Little Too Late” video