The Breeders/PINS – Glasgow O2 ABC, 17/10/2017

It’s no exaggeration to say that there’s a real sense of expectation in the air at the ABC tonight. The Breeders earned the status of cult band many years ago – but perhaps due to the fact that releases have been occasional rather than constant (just four albums in the space of 27 years) – the sense of awe and wonder about those releases or tours mean that the start of their European tour is a big deal for those present. First up, though, are support band PINS. The best bands have a sense of being a gang, and these five Mancunian lasses definitely more than have that air about them. Opening with last year’s single ‘Trouble‘ (you can pick it up on the merch stand on cassette – it’s the first time I’ve bought a cassette single in many years, but then I’m not a hipster), with its goth groove it makes sense that they are signed to Bella Union, the label helmed by former Cocteau Twins Robin Guthrie and Simon Raymonde. There’s a danceability with a krautrock influence here that is enticing and tracks like the current single ‘Serve The Rich‘ suggest they can progress yet further. As … Continue reading The Breeders/PINS – Glasgow O2 ABC, 17/10/2017