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Premiere: PINS Share Video for New Cover of Joy Division’s “Isolation” (Feat. Yellow Brain)

Also Read Our COVID-19 Quarantine Artist Check In Interview with Them

Apr 15, 2020

Manchester, England’s PINS have covered Joy Division’s “Isolation” and we have the premiere of it. The cover comes with a video featuring PINS’ members having video chats with each other and others and the track also features the band Yellow Brain. The premiere accompanies a new interview with PINS as part of our COVID-19 Quarantine Artist Check In series.  More

PINS Share New Song “Ghosting”

Hot Slick Due Out May 29 via Haus of Pins

Apr 13, 2020

Manchester, England trio PINS are releasing a new album, Hot Slick, on May 29 via the band’s own Haus of Pins label. Now they have shared another song from the album, “Ghosting,” which surprisingly has a bit of a Chemical Brothers vibe in the middle. The song features Nathan Saoudi from Fat White Family on additional keys. More

PINS Share New Song “After Hours”

Hot Slick Due Out May 29 via Haus of Pins

Apr 03, 2020

Manchester, England trio PINS are releasing a new album, Hot Slick, on May 29 via the band’s own Haus of Pins label. Now they have shared another song from the album, “After Hours.” Listen below. More

PINS Announce New Album, Share New Song “Ponytail”

Hot Slick Due Out May 29 via Haus of Pins

Mar 09, 2020

Manchester, England trio PINS have announced a new album, Hot Slick, and shared a new song from it, "Ponytail." More

PINS Share New Song “Hot Slick”

Single Out Now via Haus of Pins

Feb 14, 2020

Manchester, England trio PINS haven't released an album in five years, since 2015's sophomore release, Wild Nights, but now they are back with a new song "Hot Slick." More

Aug 14, 2019

Iggy Pop is releasing a new album, Free, on September 6 via Loma Vista. Previously he shared the album's second single, "James Bond," which was one of our Songs of the Week. Now the song has a video that also features Faith Vern of the British band PINS. More

Iggy Pop Shares New Song “James Bond”

Free Due Out September 6 via Loma Vista

Jul 30, 2019

Iggy Pop is releasing a new album, Free, on September 6 via Loma Vista. Previously he shared its first single, short title track "Free." Now he has shared the album's second single, "James Bond." More

Premiere: PINS – “I’ll Get Mine” Video

Plus Hear a Remix of the Single “Trouble”

Jun 21, 2016

Back on Record Store Day, Manchester's PINS released the 10-inch single "Trouble." Today, we're premiering a video for the B-side "I'll Get Mine" and sharing a remix of "Trouble." More

Watch: PINS - “Trouble” Video

Wild Nights Out Now On Bella Union

Apr 15, 2016

Following the release of their second album Wild Nights, Manchester five-piece PINS have shared a new video for track "Trouble." More

SXSW Music 2016 Announces Second Round of Artists

Mercury Rev, Gwenno, Petite Noir, Cullen Omori, Autre Ne Veut, Chad Valley, Girls Names, PINS, and More on List

Nov 17, 2015

SXSW (aka South By Southwest), the annual conference/festival in Austin, Texas, has announced the second round of artists to be performing during the music portion (there's also film and interactive portions) in 2016 (its 30th year). The list is a little short on big names, but a huge part of SXSW is discovering new artists.  More

Watch: PINS - “Dazed By You” Video

Wild Nights Out Now Via Bella Union

Sep 04, 2015

PINS' recent sophomore album, Wild Nights, is out via Bella Union. Now the British all-girl band have released a video for "Dazed By You." The video consists of Super-8 footage of their recent North American tour.  More

Watch: PINS - “Everyone Says” Video

Wild Nights Out Now Via Bella Union

Jun 09, 2015

PINS' new sophomore album, Wild Nights, came out this week via Bella Union (read our review of it here). Now the British all-girl band have released a video for relaxed track "Everyone Says."  More

PINS Announce New Album, Watch Video for “Too Little Too Late”

Wild Nights Due June 9 Via Bella Union; European Tour with Sleater-Kinney

Mar 04, 2015

The all-female band PINS have announced that their sophomore album, Wild Nights, will be released on June 9 via Bella Union. Also, the album's first single, "Too Little Too Late," will be available as a 7-inch single on March 30 and the band has released a video for the song, which can be watched below. More

Feb 02, 2015

UK four-piece PINS have premiered a brand new video teasing their forthcoming sophomore album. More

Watch: PINS – “Come Back” Video

Band Currently at Work on New Material

Oct 15, 2014

PINS’ new video for Girls Like Us cut “Come Back” features the trials and tribulations of a backstage PA.  More

Nov 30, 2013

This weekend, Utrecht, Netherlands is hosting the Le Guess Who? Festival. We sent writer/photographer Laura Studarus down to cover the action. Check out her gallery of photos featuring Douglas DarePinsScout NiblettDM Stith, and Emily Wells, More


Interviews

PINS – COVID-19 Quarantine Artist Check In

“Whenever anything damages the economy like this, art is always the first thing to go.” – Faith Vern

Apr 15, 2020

We are checking in with musicians during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic to see how they are dealing with everything. What has their home quarantine experience been like so far and how is the crisis impacting both their career and art?  More


Reviews

Hot Slick 

Hot Slick 

Haus of Pins

Jul 21, 2020

Manchester’s PINS return with their third album, Hot Slick, their first full release since 2015’s Wild Nights. It’s an album that lives up to its name as they take their post-punk sound, hurtle it across the dance floor, infuse it with a neon-noir shimmer, and produce their most consistent collection of songs to date. More

Wild Nights

Wild Nights

Bella Union

Jun 08, 2015

The Jesus and Mary Chain meets Led Zeppelin meets Beach House. Post-punk feminist Weezer. Best Coast with a personality. When it comes to describing PINS, a vast array of comparisons can crop up, but far from being derivative, such an amalgamation of influences results in a band that sounds very little like any of their peers. More

SXSW 2014 Recap: White Sea, Alexander von Mehren, God Help the Girl, and More

Mar 19, 2014

We begin this recap of SXSW 2014 with a classic caveat: It’s not you, it’s me. Really.  More

Girls Like Us

Girls Like Us

Bella Union

Mar 13, 2014

There's a pleasing raucousness in Manchester all-female four-piece PINS that many will miss on their first listen of Girls Like Us, their self-produced debut release, recorded in just a single week. More

Le Guess Who? Day Three: Douglas Dare, Pins, Scout Niblett, DM Stith, and Emily Wells

November 30th, 2013

Dec 03, 2013

Saturday proved to be one of the most fruitful days of Le Guess Who? festival, boasting both a full slate of afternoon of Le Mini Who activities and an evening’s worth of entertainment. Among the standouts: Douglas DarePINSScout NiblettDM Stith, and Emily Wells. More