On Tour With: Pins

As Manchester five-piece PINS gear up for their November headline tour of the UK, we shot some questions over to them to find out all of their on the road gossip and what they have planned for the next month. 

Are you excited about the tour? What is the best bits you look forward to when hitting the road?
Faith - Of course, I like the freedom - it's the opposite of 9 - 5 Monday to Friday. Some bands hate it but we're cut out for it. Performing every night is the best part but aside from that i like meeting people too, they always want to show us their city or take us to their favourite bar, it's realy cool. We're also really skilled at finding hot tubs when we are on tour.

Lois - Yeah we love going on tour! I love being in a different place everyday, and I love playing a show everyday.

What the main tour essentials you pack and why?

Lois - Vegan snacks for the middle of no where

Faith - Addidas Superstars for my feet, big OMG House Of Holland sunglasses for my tired eyes. I always take my 35mm camera too, I usually only remember to get the pictures developed months after the tour has ended, which is nice...

What is your best tour experience?
Lois - Touring with the Breeders is a dream.

Faith - touring in America! we rented a van and drove ourselves the whole way, no tour manager or driver or anything, just the 5 of us, it was liberating and scary and funny; we had the time of our lives.

What is your worst tour experience?

Lois - Getting stuck in Charleroi.

Faith - it didn't stop raining, we had to move hotel rooms 3 times and it was still gross. We found the nearest pub and played cards and got drunk then fell asleep on top of the blankets fully dressed watching Morrisey videos on Youtube.

Who has the most disgusting habits on the tour bus? And what is it?
Lois - I wouldn't like to say. And you wouldn't want to know.

Faith - I don't think any of us have disgusting habits!

What can we expect from this tour? Is there anything new on the set list?
Lois - We're playing lots of new tracks this time round, We've been writing loads and wanted to try some out live. People are guessing the track names but no one got it right so far.

Faith - our outfits are becoming more outrageous.

If you could tour with anyone, who would it be and why?

- We played with the Fall once but I'd love to try and ride out a whole tour with them.

Faith - Iggy Pop! I saw him for the first time at SXSW and it was one of my all time favourite shows plus I bet he would perform Aggrophobe with us.

Check out their tour playlist below:

Catch Pins are the following dates this November:
Fri 3rd Folkestone Quarterhouse (mini all dayer)
Sat 4th Brighton Haunt
Sun 5th Nottingham Bodega
Mon 6th Norwich Waterfront Studio
Tues 7th Southampton Joiners
Wed 8th London Garage
Thurs 9th Sheffield Picture House Social
Sat 11th Leeds Belgrave Music Hall
Sun 12th Glasgow Stereo
Tues 14th Belfast Voodoo
Wed 15th Galway Roisin Dubh
Thurs 16th Cork Cyprus Avenue
Fri 17th Dublin Academy 2
Sun 19th Berlin Synasthesie Festival
Tues 21st Manchester The Ritz *w/ with Moonlandingz
Thurs 24th London Black Lips Fluffer Pit Party (DJ Set)