PINS – Come Back (The Belles, 1966)

Following on from their acclaimed 2013 debut album release Girls Like Us, PINS will return with a limited edition cassette EP ‘Come Back’ for Cassette Day on 27th September. The Manchester four-piece have shared the title track, a cover of the The Belles song from 1966.

‘Come Back’ is a great way to showcase PINS talent, by adapting a well loved tune to their own particular styling. With fuzzy guitars and harrowing vocals, ‘Come Back’ is truly made their post-punk own.

The EP features two other covers of 1960’s Girls in the Garage bands, with PINS taking each track to make it their own by adding their unique dark pop, post punk, fuzzed up garage sound and alluringly abrasive chant-like vocals. The EP, which is limited to 100 cassettes, also includes B-Side ‘You Don’t Love Me’ (Willie Cobbs) and a bonus track ‘I’m Leaving You’ (Char Vinnedge and Mary Gallagher).

PINS have also just confirmed they’ll be supporting Growlers on their UK tour in November. Full dates as follows…

12 November – Leeds Belgrave Music Hall
13 November – London Village Underground
15 November – Glasgow Broadcast
16 November – Manchester Roadhouse

Work on the follow-up album to Girls Like Us has already commenced with the album being recorded with Dave Catching (QOTSA, Eagles of Death Metal) in his Joshua Tree studio later this month and a release date expected to come early next year. In addition to the Growlers support tour, PINS have also announced their first US West Coast tour, which takes place in October, with appearances also confirmed for New York’s CMJ festival.

All in all then, a very busy time ahead for PINS, with a work ethic like theirs coupled with their talent, PINS look set to be at the sharp end of everything relevant.

Jack Whatley

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