Track Of The Day (2) PINS – ‘Stay True’


PINS return …and we’ve missed them – in a literal and figurative sense, having caught a meagre five minutes of them at Sound City and completely failing to see them at all at Dot 2 Dot Festival recently.  Still we can take solace in the fact that their new single, a double a-side is due out on Bella Union on 22nd July  –  ‘Stay True’  backed with  ‘Get with Me’.

‘Stay True’ starts with scratchy guitars and spectral girl group harmonies before Faith’s strident vocal take control.  It’s certainly a tune that elegantly highlights just why so many bloggers have been waxing lyrical about this Manchester quartet for the last year or so.  In truth this is more Siouxsie meets Joy Division than girl gang garage rock and at times you half expect Faith to start reciting poetry ala Patti Smith over the increasingly agitated guitars and thunderous percussion. It’s an eerie, intricate menacing little fucker of a song that bodes very well for début album the girls have been recording in Liverpool. We are captivated  once more.


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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