PINS #9 - Girls Like Us

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PINS are almost ready to share their debut full length Girls Like Us with the world (released next week, September 30th via Bella Union), it's already been picking up some favourable reviews, 7.5 from TLOBF, 7 from Clash and 7.5 from The 405 to name but three, all three complementary and all three mentioning a Savages comparison, an easy/lazy point based around both bands being made up of four ladies with a visceral, post-punk influenced bite. Things however are never that monochrome...

"Girls Like Us" perhaps sums up the Pins live experience (one I've seen twice in recent weeks at End of the Road and The Social) better than any track that has come before it, a dark, moody intro (backed by a similarly brooding video with the girls piercing stares intimidating) before exploding into life with tribal drums, swarming guitars and a deep bassline all wrapped up around Faith ferocious, tension-laden vocals. "Girls Like Us" sounds a lot more fun than they ever get credit for too, don't miss out.