BBC6 Music – Blog Zeitgeist -Top 25 Acts Of 2012 – Part 2– PINS.


As promised on Monday here’s part 2 of our  best new bands of 2012 nominations, as requested  by BBC 6 Music  who have joined up with  Hype Machine  to unveil the Music Blog Zeitgeist featuring the top 25 artists of 2012 so far . This will be broadcast on Sunday 24th June via Tom Robinson’s ( Sony award winning) Now Playing show from 6.00pm to 8.00pm. For more details check HERE  follow  6 Music’s facebook page HERE and  follow the #Blog6Music hash-tag on tweety twitter.

We decided to pick bands we haven’t publicly mentioned before on 6 Music, and in the spirit of Tom Robinson’s support for emerging artists, ones that also haven’t released an album as yet.  Therefore this ruled out artists who are bound to figure in our top albums of the year such as 2:54, Straylings, Policia,  Deathline and Two Wounded Birds, to name but five.

Our second band is ..

BBC6 Music – Blog Zeitgeist -Top 25 Acts Of 2012 – Part 2 – PINS.


PINS have been getting a fair bit of blog love this year, and  after catching them live at Liverpool Sound City we discovered it was entirely justified. Noisy shoegazy buzz saw guitars, great hook laden melodies and  imperious melancholic vocals, had us conjuring up images of  Siouxsie fronting the Shirelles. A kind of slightly Goth girl group garage band with style and substance.


But don’t take our word for it click the player to hear what The VPME’s resident cyborg Arnold, has to say about PINS (below)


  ( Part 1 is HERE)

(Part 3 is HERE)

Andy Von Pip

ANDY VON PIP - Founder, editor, writer, reviewer, photographer and all-round good guy at the House photographer for The Academy Music Group, Zuma Press, Event Magazine and Rex Features worldwide. You can check out his photography at Andy Von Pip Photography Has been new music tipster on BBC6 Music, Amazing Radio, and DJ on Strangeways Radio (USA.) Can currently be heard on IWFM Radio. His radio work has been described as sounding like Ian McCulloch on ketamine fused with Ringo Starr. New music tipster on Amazing Radio, moderator for BBC 6 Music DJ Tom Robinson's Fresh on the Net, former member of "BBC's Sound Of" panel. Written and photographic work has appeared in The Quietus, Music Week, Record Of The Day, The Guardian, GIITV, The Sabotage Times, Bido Lito, The Skinny, Louder Than War. Media partner and curator for Liverpool Sound City.

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