New Music – Pins, ‘LUVU4LYF’ EP

Pins were one of our highlights at The Great Escape this year, and one of our big regrets is that we haven’t managed to see them play in their hometown of Manchester yet. Nothing like a Manc crowd in a basement to get the energy levels going.

We’ve got the stream of their LUVU4LYF EP above, which is out on Bella Union today. Judging by the relentless throb and blow-up choruses of its four tracks, the girls have likely been listening to The Vaselines a lot, while honing the spirit of Nico-era Velvets and Billy Childish.

‘Little Sting’
‘Say To Me’
‘You Don’t Need To Be’ (live)

They play live this month and next:

Shipping Forecast, Liverpool (Oct 10)
School of Art, Glasgow (11)
Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh (12)
Soup Kitchen, Manchester (13)
Nation of Shopkeepers, Leeds (17)
Louisiana, Bristol (19)
SWN Festival, Cardiff (20)
Sebright Arms, London (24)
Novosonic festival, Dijon (25)
Espace B, Paris (26)
Bodega, Nottingham (with 2.54) (27)
Leadmill, Sheffield (with 2.54) (29)
Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham (with 2.54) (Nov 3)