Manchester girl-group PINS have announced a new double a-side single, set for issue on Bella Union on 22nd July.
One of the two brand new songs on the 7″ is ‘Stay True’ is streaming now on the band’s Soundcloud, which you can hear above. “For this track, we wanted something a little slower but just as intense as the other song”, say the band. “Gang vocals are an important part of this song”.
The band have been busy demoing and recording songs for their forthcoming debut album – which will also be released on Bella Union – as well as working on the EP artwork and accompanying video for ‘Stay True’. As The Quietus stated last year “PINS are a constant stream of ideas”. The sessions for the album were conducted in a stone room in Liverpool, which lent its distinctive reverb, and recorded directly to tape. This refined, raw, ‘live’ sound is perfectly encapsulated in new single ‘Stay True’ / ‘Get With Me’.
There has been a subtle reshuffle in PINS line up in recent months, as the band explains: “We were sad to see Lara go, but we wanted her to do what made her happy and not hold her back from that. Having Lara with us from the start was integral to us finding our sound and our confidence as musicians, and we’ll love her forever”. Commenting on the new member. . “When we met Sophie we all clicked. Sophie is a musician by trade and is really focused on being in the band and making it work. We’re all really dedicated and put a lot of time in – did we mention we are a Girl Gang? Sophie has lots of touring and recording experience, which has been great for us”.
Since the release of their acclaimed ‘LuvU4Lyf’ EP, PINS have toured extensively across the UK and Europe. They’ve also put on their own shows at the notorious SWAYS bunker, in Salford, as well as recruiting some of the brightest lights on the Manchester music scene to release on their own label, Haus Of PINS. Music from the likes of Abjects, September Girls and Female Band is will appear soon on a series of limited edition cassettes released by Haus Of PINS.
30 – Nantes, Salle Micro Stereolux
6 – London, The Lexington
7 – Brighton, Green Door Store
8 – Brussels, Beursshouwberg
19 – Manchester, Scenewipe Curations at Fuel with Abjects and pink teens
20 – Sheffield, Tramlines
17 – Manchester, Dungeon NQ
30/31/1 – Dorset, End Of The Road