Tuesday 11th April 2017
Baby in Vain + Yassassin
Doors 8:00 pm
Price £9 + booking fee / £14
Melting Vinyl & Bleeding Heart Recordings presents
Bella Union’s, Manchester-based band PINS return with their noisy, garage, catchy shoe-gaze pop.
PINS were formed in 2011 by singer/guitarist Faith Holgate alongside bassist Anna Donigan, drummer Lara Williams, and guitarist Lois McDonald. After Holgate had spent time in different bands, mostly alongside guys, she was fed up with being the “token girl” and decided to invest time in finding an all-girl lineup. Once the other three members were recruited, they set to work playing noisy, pop-influenced, guitar-led music that nodded to noted influences such as Hole, the Jesus and Mary Chain, and Beach House. They packed their rough-and-gritty live sound with attitude, and after a series of shows in a number of unconventional spaces — such as disused office blocks and hotel basements — they released their first single, “LUVU4LYF,” in 2012. Their self-produced debut album, Girls Like Us, which they recorded in a week, arrived in October 2013. For 2015’s poppier and more polished Wild Nights, PINS worked with producer Dave Catching at the Rancho de la Luna studio in Joshua Tree, California.
“The dreamy riffs swirl amid powerful songwriting smarts, and melodic hooks abound.” – MOJO ****
“A certain blank-faced cool remains a part of their appeal, but it’s combined with some terrific songwriting.” – The Observer ****
Tickets on sale Thursday 8 December @ 10am
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