PINS’ Bad Thing EP Is For The Cheerfully Unhappy Existentialists Out There

It’s got Joy Division, Iggy Pop, feminism, and spiritual death.

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Most of us live in a cheerfully unhappy mode where we need to juggle through a myriad of external and internal shitnenigans. British rock quintent, PINS, nails that mood in their new EP Bad Thing. Shuffling through topics of despair, gender inequality, and sense of self, PINS chants with an almost monotone fashion that radiates the modern conformity and acceptance of these issues. Melodically, it delivers a kick of vigorous chords and swelling ambiance that seems to model the chaos we hopelessly live in yet try to make sense of it with passivity. Stream below:

“Aggrophobe” featuring Iggy Pop has already received shoutouts from radios and press whereas the band’s cover of Joy Division’s “Dead Souls” wraps up the EP with a nice touch of melancholic nostalgia. PINS, who have been songsculpting together since 2011, have already built an international reputation for their uncanny dexterity in crafting a sui generis sound. They are on tour now so go see them:

4/18 – Headrow House (Leeds, UK)

4/19 – Moth Club (Hackney, UK)

4/20 – Bedford Esquires (Bedford, UK)

4/21 – The Cookie (Leicester, UK)

4/22 – The White Hotel (City of Salford, UK)