Band of the Day

2015.06.16

Pinact

Harnessing the spirit of Glasgow’s music scene with turn-it-up-to-11 guitar sounds
Force myself out of the front door, what have I been waiting for? I don’t feel so hopeless anymore.
lyrics from Anxiety

A lot of bands are compared to the likes of Sonic Youth, Nirvana, and Dinosaur Jr., but very few are capable of living up to the billing. Enter Pinact, whom has harnessed the spirit of Glasgow’s music scene incredibly. Despite their scarce line-up, the two-piece combines experimental, turn-it-up-to-11 guitar sounds with an outstanding melodic awareness. Imagine, if you will, Lou Barlow having the guitar sound of Lee Ranaldo. Imagine if The Vaselines listened to Lightning Bolt. It’s an intensely chaotic sound that wraps sheer pop songwriting in Melvins-esque fuzz—A kiss and a punch.

With an attitude comparable to bands of the early US hardcore punk scene, a hard-working ethos, and a willingness to play as many shows as possible, Pinact is a force for the future. Having released numerous songs on cassettes, 7”s, and vinyl compilations including the ‘Art Reeks’ project in collaboration with UK labels Art is Hard and Reeks of Effort, Pinact is ready to unleash their debut album produced by MJ of Hookworms, Stand Still and Rot, May 19th via the Brooklyn based indie Kanine Records.