PINS + False Advertising + Mad Winter


St Clement's Church, Chorlton


Sunday 29 May, 2016 - 19.30 doors

Tickets £10 / £8 available here

This event is part of the Chorlton Weekender – a weekend of live music from cutting-edge bands performing in the unique surroundings of St Clement’s and St Ninian’s Church. A limited amount of Weekender Wristbands are available for £25 here

After their memorable performance as support for TOY during the festival in 2013, we are delighted to be welcoming Manchester’s much-loved PINS back to the festival as headliners, bringing the Chorlton Weekender to a fitting end with their unique blend of post-punk for what will be a memorable event in the stained-glass surroundings of St Clement’s Church.

PINS are Faith, Anna, Lois, Sophie and Kyoko. They  started playing together in early 2011 and self-released their first songs (A. Eleventh hour / AA. Shoot you) through their own label ‘Haus of PINS’ in May 2012 along with a debut video for  ‘Eleventh Hour’ directed by Sing J Lee. The tape sold out within a few hours and the video received a great deal of attention for the band. Later that year PINS worked with Bella Union to release their ‘Luvu4lyf’ EP on 10” glitter vinyl. The EP was followed by their first UK tour, and the band later signed with Bella Union, going on to release their first Album ‘Girls Like Us’. ‘Girls Like Us’ was also the lead track from the album working again with Sing J Lee on their video.

2014 saw PINS release ‘Girls Like Us’ stateside in March accompanied by a string of shows at SXSW and New York. They also re-recorded Shoot You/ Eleventh House for a limited edition Record Store Day release on a heart shaped vinyl.  Working again with long time collaborator Sing J Lee on their video premiered on Harpers Bazaar.

PINS have toured extensively through the UK and Europe supporting Sleater Kinney, Best Coast, Drenge, Wire, Warpaint, Crocodiles, Sleigh Bells and The Growlers. They also embarked on their first headline American West Coast tour in October including Culture Collide Festival in Los Angeles and CMJ in New York. They released their sophomore album ‘Wild Nights’ worldwide in June 2015. Produced by Dave Catching at Rancho de La Luna, California.

Support comes from False Advertising and Mad Winter:

False Advertising return to the festival just after the release of their eagerly anticipated new EP ‘Brainless’, following the word-of-mouth acclaim of September’s Self-Titled debut album, which saw them hailed by Total Guitar as ‘Guitarists to Watch in 2016’. Brainless offers up dreamy soaring male/female harmonies blended with slabs of American-noise-rock.

Their instrument-swapping high energy set has fast won over new fans and has seen them personally chosen for high profile support slots (Bob Mould, Hüsker Dü).

Support also comes from the hotly-tipped, Mad Winter, four eighteen year olds hailing from Manchester, inspired by the likes of Joy Division and Foals. With recent gigs at The Deaf Institute and an EP on the way, the band are set for big things and are not to be missed…

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