Formed in the final few months of 2011, PINS began to cause a stir with their debut release – the moody Eleventh Hour backed with the punchier Shoot You – in spring 2012. Self released through their own HAUS OF PINS label as an edition of 50 gold cassettes, it sold out within 2 hours, starting a whirlwind few months that ended with the band signed to Bella Union and with another sought after release under their belts with the LUVU4LYF EP.

Comparisons are often lazily made with other bands, but whilst listing potential reference points is easier, feeling the mood of each song is a lot more rewarding, from the combative eponymous EP opener LUVU4LYF through to the languid heat of You don’t need to be and everything in between. PINS debut album will be released in 2013.