Notching up gigs in disused office blocks and hotel basements to name a few, it was with little incredulity PINS should record their debut EP in an industrial estate. A natural confines for the chilling thrum of near whispered vocals, gutter-grimed guitars and the tribal, thumping percussion. Pins- whilst steeped in the entrancing abrasion of their local Mancunian heritage, bring something new to the foreground, something unique.
Exploring themes of heartache and existentialism, the group put out their debut single Eleventh Hour/Shoot You through the band’s own label, Haus of Pins on gold cassette, selling out within a day.
This new EP delivers on the scintillating promise of their hyped live shows and acclaimed debut release – offering four tracks of oscillating, reverb-drenched noise, with a decidedly poppy edge. Released on limited edition 10″ vinyl via Bella Union on 1st October 2012.
10 October – Shipping Forecast, Liverpool
11 October – School of Art, Glasgow
12 October – Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh
13 October – Soup Kitchen, Manchester
17 October – Nation of Shopkeepers, Leeds
19 October – Louisiana, Bristol
20 October – SWN Festival, Cardiff
24 October – Sebright Arms, London
“PINS are a constant stream of ideas” The Quietus
“Cali-slacker by way of a wet wednesday in the north-west” NME
“big, shouty vocals, thumping drums and a fuck-tonne of attitude” NOISEY
“Some bands have ‘it’ – the tunes, the attitude and bags of stage presence. PINS show enough to suggest that they have ‘it’ in abundance” The Line Of Best Fit
“..evocative, powerful and beguiling, alternative has a new 2012 has another new look.” WithGuitars