PINS are four women from Manchester who have generated a hell of a lot of buzz in a short space of time, and upon listening to new single ‘Eleventh Hour’ (out in May on their own HAUS OF PINS label) it’s rather easy to see why. Buzzing riffs and call-to-attention drums are coated in a layer of lo-fi sludge, on top of which lead singer Faith Holgate’s sonorous, deep vocals plod insistently, almost menacingly. At its heart though, ‘Eleventh Hour’ has a keen, if subtle, pop sensibility, best heard in the anthemic, euphoric melody and the snatches of sing-song guitar pickings that slip through the dirge. The song’s stylish video has a hypnotic feel. Shot in black and white, it intersperses shots of the band with a cultish kaleidoscope of performance.
Catch PINS supporting Slow Club at Manchester’s Ruby Lounge on Sunday, and Best Coast at The Ritz (also in Manchester) on June 17.