Just Listen: Pins – All Hail


Words: Gary Lambert

The latest release, All Hail, from Manchester’s wonderful PINS is a piece of dreampop punk which showcases the vocal quality available to this group like never before. Whilst still keeping a hint of the rhythmic motif from Aggrophobe which suggested an ancient crowd worshipping, All Hail is more celebratory in tone than its predecessor. And the result fills the listener with energy and power like a Pharaoh looking over thousands of worshippers both terrified and exalted by your presence. My favourite part of the track though is not the exclamation of “all hail”, but the guitar riff running through the 2 minutes and 50 seconds. It is simple and fun, and takes my mind to Adam West’s Batman. You could imagine this fitting perfectly as Catwoman or Poison Ivy attempt to plunge Gotham City into a new era of servitude towards them. All Hail indeed.

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