Manchester five-piece PINS have shared a short film to accompany their recent EP Bad Thing, and it’s a super cool, stylish, sharply executed piece of work. The film was directed by Olivier Richomme and Sarah Jenny Johnson, and executively produced by the band themselves. It features five separate videos – one for each track on the EP – which fit together to make up one 20 minute film.
Speaking about the film, PINS said: “In many ways the video is an ode to Manchester, from filming on the eerie surrounding moors to partying in a former public toilet, Temple Bar, with Shameless’ own Alice Barrie! We filmed in a few of our favourite venues and bars in Manchester and we just got to have some drinks and listen to music whilst the filming went on. We also filmed on the moors as we wanted some contrast and calm to the chaotic scenes of the night before. The snow was perfect, and so was the pastel sunset”.
Not only does the short film give each track from the Bad Thing EP a chance to shine on it’s own (‘Bad Thing’, ‘Aggrophobe feat. Iggy Pop’, ‘All Hail’, ‘In Nightmares’ & Joy Division’s ‘Dead Souls’)’, it collectively allows Fern, Anna, Lois, Sophie & Kyoko to show everyone they’re a band who have complete control over the music they make, and the way in which they share their effortlessly cool sound.
PINS will be performing at several festivals this summer, including Secret Garden Party, Reading & Leeds, and Festival Number 6. Further live dates will be announced soon. Watch the short film for Bad Thing below, and follow PINS on Facebook for more updates.
Photo Credit: Bex Wade