Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Pins, The Best New Band You Haven't Heard Yet

Four gals from Manchester are bringing it back like it's 1985.

I'm talking about Pins. And every cut I've heard from these women so far has been a gnarly stomper in line with classic The Jesus and Mary Chain. There's a touch of The Shangri-Las here as well, and a bit of the old V.U. throb.

The band is going on tour soon and there's a 10 inch coming out on Bella Union in October.

There's a nod to (very) early Cocteau Twins here, especialy on "Eleventh Hour" -- see below -- and so the label run by ex-Cocteaus Simon Raymonde and Robin Guthrie seems like an apt choice for the release of the band's new record.

I look forward to hearing much, much more from Pins. They've got a distinctive sound that takes some very obvious influences into new directions.

For now, follow Pins online: