This is Awkward Pop: PINS + Madonnaton + Salvation Jayne
Friday 3rd November 2017
Madonnatron + Salvation Jayne
Doors 7:00 pm
Price £12.50 / £14.50 (+ booking fee)
THIS IS AWKWARD POP is our new series of events brought to you with the intention of shining a light on your next favourite left-field up and coming acts.
Bella Union’s, Manchester-based band PINS are a noisy, garage, catchy shoe-gaze pop who have supported the likes of Sleater-Kinney, Drenge, The Subways, Best Coast and most recently Honeyblood, aswell as perform their own headline gigs and shows at festivals including SXSW and Secret Garden Party. Their recent collaboration with Iggy Pop for song ‘Aggrophobe’ is a unique and engaging mix of spoken word and PINS‘ signature lo-fi gritty guitar 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.
Iggy Pop has teamed up with PINS for a new song, “Aggrophobe.” It appears on the band’s upcoming Bad Thing EP—out March 24. Iggy explained to i-D how the collaboration came about: “They sent me a good song and they’re looking for a narration in it, and I liked their music and their picture, so I’m doing that.”
“Noise, power and melody; you can hear the ambition of a band on the brink of a major breakthrough” Q
“Terrific songwriting – a confident step forward” The Observer
“The confident sound of a band exploring and developing” The Quietus
Support comes from…
Without even releasing a track they performed a live session on Marc Riley’s 6 Music show & recently played a second session for the show, performed an amazing live session for John Kennedy as well as getting an ‘Album Of The Month’ nod from The Quietus.
With label-mates Fat White Family & Meatraffle, it hasn’t stopped them rapidly becoming one of the standout bands of the “South London scene” that everyone’s talking about.
Additionally having toured with The Moonlandingz & Meatraffle and played to a packed tent at this year’s Green Man festival, which for many was for the highlight of the weekend, the band have announced a number of shows, including their own headline gigs alongside shows with PINS and Black Lips.
Songs that will make you dance and sing along while you feel the seedy, swirling force – ★★★★☆ Mojo
They are funny and deadly serious, chaotic and fully focused, and making ace records – ‘The Lead Review’, The Quietus
Salvation Jayne are a young, forward thinking, female driven rock band with a distinctive dirty sound, and are steadily making a name for themselves in the uk music scene due to their charisma and energetic live performances.
By mixing elements of rock, nu wave and blues Salvation Jayne have created their own heavy, dynamic and edgy style, woven with dark lyrical themes which often take influence from TV shows such as American Horror Story and Dexter.
Formed in 2013, the band have worked hard paying their dues and earning respect of music fans across the UK, gaining a large supportive fanbase after their many performances at several prestigious venues and festivals.
“Burn it Down hits your eardrums with it’s intensive thrashing beats and ferocious riffs, alongside Smiths fiercely impassioned, brooding vocals. A truly raucous and hugely evocative offering.” Gigslutz
“F****** Brilliant!” Topper Headon (The Clash)