PINS PREMIERE “GOT IT BAD” VIDEO VIA WONDERLAND MAGAZINE; ANNOUNCE UK TOUR FOR FEBRUARY 2016
BAND GIVE AWAY “GOT IT BAD” AS A FREE MP3
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
PINS have announced a fresh run of UK and EU dates for the new year. The announcement of their February 2016 tour comes in the wake of the Manchester five-piece’s recent shows with Best Coast,Gang Of Four and Stealing Sheep.
“Got It Bad” video
To celebrate, they’ve shared the video for new single “Got It Bad.” It was shot in the northern quarter and Ancoats districts of the band’s hometown by Sarah Jenny Johnson. “The song is wonderfully melancholic but its also, essentially, a love song so I wanted this to reflect in the way it was shot,” says the director. “Dipping in and out of focus constantly, blurry lights, handheld camera – almost ‘drunk’ in a way. Drunk in love.”
Wonderland Magazine, who premiered the video, commented: “comparisons to American bands like Dum Dum can be reductive, especially given that PINS definitely have their own identity: and a very British sounding one at that.”
PINS are also offering out “Got It Bad” as a free MP3 download. It’s available now from the Bella Union Soundcloud page.
Earlier this, 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 the aforementioned Dave Catching and Hayden Scott, and mixed in New York with Ben Baptie at Atomic Sound NYC (Mark Ronson).
This year has seen a packed out touring schedule for the band supporting the likes of Sleater-Kinney, Drenge and Wire, as well as those aforementioned celebrated shows with Best Coast, Gang Of Four and Stealing Sheep.
28 November – Liverpool, Mythopeoia III: Legs at Kazimer
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)
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
Wild Nights order links
PINS are Faith Vern (vocals/guitar), Anna Donigan (bass), Lois Macdonald (guitar), Sophie Galpin (drums) and Kyoko Swann (synths/guitar).
“Dazed By You” video https://youtu.be/aEAAsRu-7HY
“Live & Let Go” https://soundcloud.com/bella-union/pins-live-and-let-go/
“Young Girls” video https://youtu.be/BaSqb__TYSE
“Young Girls” https://soundcloud.com/bella-union/02-young-girls-1/
“Too Little Too Late” video http://youtu.be/6UvTPoDGzrY