March 14, 2017




“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 welcome return of PINS” John Kennedy, Radio X

“The confident sound of a band exploring and developing” The Quietus

“Really fantastic. Love PINS” Lauren Laverne, 6Music

Manchester all-female five-piece PINS have announced new single All Hail, which will be released on 10th March and will feature on their new EP Bad Thing, out on 24th March through Haus Of Pins.

PINS recently released their single Aggrophobe, which features Iggy Pop on vocals, receiving support from 6Music and Radio X alongside a host of rave reviews. New single All Hail is a mesmeric dark pop song with repetitive guitar and bass lines backed by alluring chant-like vocals and a collective chorus. A live performance video of the track will be premiering soon. PINS say;

“Sometimes songs take ages to come together and sometimes it writes itself. We were in a dingy practice room in California and we had been working on a song for a while but not really getting anywhere. Then in the last ten minutes of the session we scrapped everything we had done and just took the riff from the middle 8, and immediately we had something we were all excited about. From then on All Hail came together so easily. We recorded it in an abandoned school hall in Liverpool in one day.”

Following the release of their acclaimed second album Wild Nights, PINS went back into the studio to work on new music. Recorded in an isolated house on the Scottish Borders last October and produced by Mark Vernon and the band themselves, their new EP will feature 5 tracks, which include a cover of Joy Division’s Dead Souls. It will be released as a download along with 500 limited edition 12” on Cadillac pink vinyl, which are available to pre-order from Haus of Pins.

The EP opens with the teasing Bad Thing before moving into the addictive Aggrophobe, featuring Iggy Pop’s iconic vocal, leading onto the chant-like pop of All Hail and the dreamy and synth-laden In Nightmares, before ending with PINS own take on Dead Souls. The four new tracks are synonymous with PINS’ sound but also showcase a vigorous, more mature side to the band, making up a solid and impressive musical body of work. A teaser for the EP can be watched here EP Teaser.

The full tracklisting is as follows:

  1. Bad Thing
  2. Aggrophobe
  3. All Hail
  4. In Nightmares
  5. Dead Souls

The last two years have seen packed out touring schedules for the band, supporting 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. PINS will be touring in the UK & European this month and next, commencing in Kortrijk on 29th March and culminating in a hometown show in Manchester on Saturday 22nd April. They have also announced they will be supporting Maximo Park on tour in May and have confirmed festival appearances for the summer, including Festival Number 6 and Subterranean. Full tour dates are as follows:

Wed  29th                 Kortrijk                    De Kreun
Thurs   30th              Rotterdam              TBC
Fri        31st              Berlin                      Indie Kollektiv Karrera Klub @ Lido

Sat     1st                   Hamburg               Motobooty Live @ Molotow
Mon   3rd                   Bologna                 Freak Out Club
Tues    4th                 Zurich                     Rote Fabrik
Wed  5th                   Switzerland             Le Romandie Rock Club
Thurs   6th                Lyon                       Le Sonic
Fri        7th                Paris                      L’Espace B
Sat     8th                  Liege                     Insert Name Festival
Sun     9th                 Lille                       La Malterie
Mon   10th                Cardiff                   The Moon Club
Tues    11th              Brighton                 Rialto
Wed  12th                Oxford                    The Bullingdon
Thurs   13th             Norwich                  Arts Centre
Fri        14th             Glasgow                 Broadcast
Sat     15th               Edinburgh               Sneaky Pete’s
Sun     16th              Dundee                   Beat Generator Live
Mon   17th               Newcastle               Cluny 2
Tues    18th             Leeds                      Headrow House
Wed  19th               London                    Moth Club
Thurs   20th            Bedford                    Esquires
Fri        21st            Leicester                  The Cookie
Sat     22nd             Manchester              White Hotel
Sun     30th            Liverpool                   Festevol Gardens

May (with Maximo Park):
Fri        5th              Birmingham              O2 Institute
Sat     6th                Newcastle                O2 Academy
Mon   8th                Aberdeen                 The Lemon Tree
Tues    9th              Glasgow                   O2 ABC
Wed  10th               Sheffield                   The Leadmill
Fri        12th            London                     Royal Festival Hall
Sat     13th             Bexhill-On-Sea          De La Warr Pavilion
Mon   15th             Cambridge                 The Junction
Tues    16th           Cardiff                        Tramshed
Wed  17th              Falmouth                   Princess Pavilion
Fri        19th           Manchester                Albert Hall

Thur 7th-Sun 10th   Portmeirion              Festival Number 6
Sat 23rd                 Cambridge               Subterranean

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