London-based three-piece Pin Ups follow up their debut with the frenetic and angular new single You Make Me Feel So Sick.
Taking the typically offbeat nature of 70s art-rock and 80s post-punk, and combining it with a deliciously contemporary indie-pop twist, London-based trio Pin Ups manage to not only bridge the gap between two seemingly disparate aesthetics, but succeeded in combining them, creating something fun, fresh, fast and ultimately, their own.
Since forming as a five piece in Falmouth a couple of years ago under the name Pastel Colours, a change in both location and in personnel saw the band streamline down to a trio while adopting their current guise and moving back to singer/guitarist Josh Gibbs hometown of London.
It was here that Pin Ups’ honed their sound in to the upbeat and anarchic brand of post-pop that they peddle today. Merging together effervescent indie-pop with the skittering and spiky guitar hooks of traditional post-punk, the trio have carved a niche of their own creating and are all the better for it.
Perhaps best exemplified in forthcoming single ‘You Make Me Feel So Sick’, Pin Ups sound is both uncompromising and irresistible. Produced by Rory Atwell (The Vaccines, Palma Violets, Childhood) its energy and exuberance evident in the frenetic guitars and matched vocal delivery that carry the track through its three-and-a-half minutes, while earmarking Pin-Ups as not only one of the freshest and most exciting bands doing the rounds at present, but perhaps one of the most idiosyncratic as well. Expect to see much more of them soon but for now, Louder Than War are pleased to be able to premire the video below: