PINS Announce Debut Album And Tour

Mancunian four-piece PINS have announced details of their debut album Girls Like Us and a UK and European tour for October.

The album comes out on Bella Union on September 30 and features thirteen tracks.  It follows on from their debut EP Luvu4lyf released by Bella Union last autumn and their self-released cassette Eleventh Hour / Shoot You.  The album contains both songs from their forthcoming 7″ and download single Stay True and Get With Me.

Faith explains the simple concept behind the album, which is reflected in the back-to-basics approach they adopted recording the album at Liverpool’s Parr Street Studios. “Girls Like Us isn’t about being like us, it’s about being yourself. I always wanted to be in a band, ever since I can remember, it’s all I’ve ever wanted to do. Our album may have been recorded and mixed in a week but it’s been dreamed about for years! We had to be ruthless but we’ve got each other’s backs, we don’t let each other make bad decisions.”


The album tracklisting is as follows :

It’s On

Girls Like Us

Mad For You

Get With Me

Play With Fire

I Want It All

Waiting For The End


Lost Lost Lost

Velvet Morning

Stay True

To You

The Darkest Day



PINS have a couple of gigs lined up next week before their October tour.  Their complete schedule to date is:

19 July – Manchester, Fuel, Withington

20 July – Sheffield, Stage 2, Tramlines

31 August – End Of The Road Festival

5 October – Sheffield, Harley

7 October – Bristol, Louisiana

8 October – Brighton, The Hope

9 October – London, Birthdays

10 October – Norwich, Hog in Armour

11 October – Newcastle, Cluny

12 October – Glasgow, Broadcast

15 October – Liverpool, Leaf

16 October – Birmingham, Bull’s Head

17 October – Leeds, Belgrave Music Hall

24 October – Lille (France), La Peniche

25 October – Paris (France), Point Ephemere

26 October – Lyon (France), Le Sonic

PINS official website can be found here.  New single Stay True can be downloaded now and is available on 7″ single from Bella Union on 22 July.  They are on Facebook and Twitter. Louder Than War reviewed their recent show at the Lexington in London.

All words and photos by David Brown. You can see more of David’s work on Louder Than War here

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