Tracks Of The Week, 15.04.16 – Record Store Day Special

Gigslutz favourites, Manchester’s PINS, have been wowing us for some time now with their distinctive post-punk sound and infectious charisma; 2015 was quite a year for the band with the huge success of second album Wild Nights, and exciting support slots for the likes of Drenge, Sleater Kinney and Best Coast, as well as a number of headline dates.

Now PINS are back with a special brand new release for Record Store Day tomorrow; a red 10” of new single ‘Trouble’. A darker offering than some of their previous material, ‘Trouble’ is filled with raw guitar, languid vocals and sultry beats, juxtaposed with the band’s trademark sweet harmonies. It’s gritty and fierce; a perfect taste of how this Manchester band just keep getting better.

So, make sure you’re first in line for your special release of ‘Trouble’, and if you’re the other side of the Atlantic, make sure you catch PINS supporting The Subways over the next couple of weeks!

‘Trouble’ is out tomorrow, 16 April, via Bella Union.

Following the release of her debut album, Confessions Of A Romance Novelist, multi-instrumentalist The Anchoress (aka Catherine AD) is set to release a special limited 7” for Record Store Day.

‘Popular’ is a slice of rich, layered angular prog-pop filled with smooth, impassioned vocals alongside uptempo beats and twinkling piano melodies. Another sensuous offering from this unique artist.

On being part of Record Store Day, Catherine says: I am very proud to be a small part of supporting the lifeblood of our music stores and independent labels.”

‘Popular’ will be released on 7”  black vinyl  tomorrow, 16 April, with just 1000 copies released. So, make sure you don’t miss out!

Since forming in late 2014, Dead Belles have been dedicated to recording their debut EP and playing as many gigs as possible around London and the Home Counties. Succeeding in achieving plenty in such a short time, the band are now set to release their EP, handily, on Record Store Day.

Taken from the EP is ‘This Machine’s Electric’; a raucous track filled with raw, reverb-strewn guitar, thrashing beats and a Brit-Pop inspired drawl. It’s a truly infectious offering – a treat for all fans of good ol’ British rock ‘n’ roll.

Black Cats And White Elephants, the debut EP from Dead Belles, is out tomorrow 16 April, with a special launch show at the George Tavern in East London.

Receiving acclaim from the likes of BBC 6Music’s Lauren Laverne and Tom Robinson, as well as blogs such as The Line Of Best Fit, ‘Queen Of Gloom Pop’ She Makes War has just released her third album.

From the album comes ‘Paper Thin’; a reflective and impassioned song of hope that is simply charming in its fragile beauty. Flowing with delicate vocals and sparkling, folky guitar strumming, the track also features sweeping harmonies from Tanya Donelly (The Breeders, Throwing Muses), and oozes a distinctive, subtle power.

Direction Of Travel, the new album from She Makes War, is out now via The state51 Conspiracy.

Photo Credit: Leigh Metzler

Mari Lane

Mari Lane

Mari Lane

Editor, London. Likes: Kathleen Hanna, 6Music, live music in the sunshine. Dislikes: Sexism, pineapples, the misuse of apostrophes.