Pinact

Late Show

Pinact

Wild Pink, Your Dream Coat

Sun, October 8, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm

Mercury Lounge

New York, NY

$10.00

This event is 21 and over

Pinact
Pinact
Pinact is back, but it’s hardly like they’ve been away. Relentlessly performing and honing their craft, Corrie Gillies (vocals, guitar), Lewis Reynolds (drums) were already a frantic on-stage force, before they added Jon Arbuthnott (bass) to bring out the
razor-sharp melodies and unapologetically fuzzy guitars. The Part That No One Knows, a much-anticipated follow-up to 2014’s excellent debut, Stand Still and Rot, delivers on all fronts – the trio offers hooks by the dozen, artillery-style drumming and
perfectly synchronised guitar interplay.

Written and recorded in Glasgow, the Scottish Highlands and London, Pinact’s approach to album 2 was noticeably different. “We intentionally holed ourselves up in the Highlands to focus on bringing out the melodies, and I think that shows”, Gillies
explains – the fruits of a frozen Northern labour are evident in anthemic efforts like ‘Oh’, an immediate sing-along, and ‘Seams’, which sees the singer take on challenging vocal parts with consummate ease.

In the early writing stages of the writing process the band went on a trip to Leeds to see The Cribs; the influence is notable, while fans of Dinosaur Jr., The Breeders and Weezer will find a lot to nod along to in The Part That No One Knows. However,
Pinact’s brand of pop-infused rock is an entity unto itself: “I purposefully didn’t listen to other music while writing and recording, I get lost in my own world”, Gillies says, and the lyricism makes this very clear: ‘Regrettable Thrill’ for example lends more to a
bleakly Scottish sense of humour and world-weariness that could only be Gillies, as opposed to American rock bands.

With the band now all based in Glasgow, the group's cohesiveness is plainly apparent all over the LP. ‘Separate Ways’ is an example: the chorus is unmistakably Pinact’s, but with Arbuthnott’s rock-steady bass work, Gillies’ is allowed to play a snaking
guitar line over drumming so determined that threatens to burst out of the speaker. While Stand Still and Rot was far from an album of restraint, The Part That No One Knows is the work of a more versatile outfit, and the song-writing is all the better for
it.

Emboldened by appearances in New York, at Texas’ SXSW and extensive UK tours, Pinact’s live show and recorded output is thrilling; articulate but brash, kind but loud and fine-crafted, yet frenetic. Try to find a more fun record than this in 2017, one that
isn’t afraid to be playful but expresses complex emotion side-to-side with rhythm work that’s second-to-none. The Part That No One Knows is a record that a lot of people are about to know.
Wild Pink
Wild Pink
Wild Pink are one of those wonderfully rare bands that sounds instantly familiar upon first listen. Yet trying to draw parallels to their influences or similar bands proves to be incredibly difficult. That remains the same as Wild Pink continue to chart their own unique course. These new songs move at their own intentional pace while the band fleshes their arrangements out further. Yet the songs never suffer, only growing more dynamic and more propulsive with this increased nuance. Wild Pink doesn't lose the warm intimacy that made the band special, it's only enhanced to a greater degree here. These are deeply personal songs about freedom, or lack thereof, about growing up and leaving your youth behind yet still clinging to those sacred scars that we hold dear. Often exercising a stream of conscious lyrical style, Wild Pink has a remarkable way of transporting you to those moments in time where the smallest detail remains etched into your being. There is a sincerity that echoes throughout these songs that is intoxicating and speaks to what makes the band so special. Wild Pink choose the road less traveled and it has served them well.
Your Dream Coat
Your Dream Coat
Do you love me? This is music for soft hearts and long sighs. Find the best in darkness and darkness in the best. Walk fearlessly into that place where we can cry. Your Dream Coat do not shy away from sentiment. Your Dream Coat are drums, two guitars, and some voices. LIVE YOUR HEART NO REGRETS.
Venue Information:
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002
http://mercuryloungenyc.com