CMU Approved

Approved: PINS – Eleventh Hour

By | Published on Tuesday 17 April 2012


Okay, so I’m a fortnight late in cottoning on to Manchester four-piece PINS, but please do bear with me; notes on PINS are as scarce as is their minimal web presence, with new single ‘Eleventh Hour’ virtually the sole evidence that they even exist.

A band to match Dum Dum Girls in their fledgling phase, it’s a tribute to PINS’ audacity that they have chosen to tread the very same lo-fi garage trope that so many artists, not least Frankie Rose, are now straying from. In ‘Eleventh Hour’, the band recast fairly un-revelatory chords as a shadowy hypno-pop passage. Fraught with girl-gang vocal pangs, it piques at a point between nonchalance and cold, cold malice.

Whether PINS’ style trounces their substance is hard to tell – there just isn’t yet a great enough discography to quantify against the abundance of black-and-white style captured in this ‘Eleventh Hour’ video. Dedicate your eyes and ears to it now: