Pins - New Tour, New EP, New Label
Here at TMF, we've been caught up in the buzz surrounding Manchester's Pins for a while now. In October, they make good on their signature one-off releases and growing live reputation with an EP in conjunction with Bella Union and their first national tour. (Press release below.)
PINS - LuvU4Lyf EP
The new EP, released 1st October 2012 on Bella Union / October tour dates.
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, the band will be performing live on the following dates...
10 - Shipping Forecast, Liverpool
11 - School of Art, Glasgow
12 - Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh
13 - Soup Kitchen, Manchester
17 - Nation of Shopkeepers, Leeds
19 - Louisiana, Bristol
20 - SWN Festival, Cardiff
24 - Sebright Arms, London