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Manchester five-piece PINS have announced a new tour for November with tickets on sale now. The band also premiered a short film of their EP Bad Thing recently.

 

The new live dates follow the bandís recent spring headline tour, which included a sold out show at Londonís Moth Club, and their support shows with Maximo Park. The band will headline London Garage on 8th November as part of their autumn tour and tour dates go on sale at 10am on Friday 21st July.

 

PINS new short film, which was made by Olivier Richomme and Sarah Jenny Johnson and executively produced by the band themselves, features 5 separate videos for each track on the bandís Bad Thing EP which fit together to make up one 20-minute film. The footage, featuring a guest performance from actress Alice Barry, is largely filmed in the bandís hometown of Manchester and portrays a vibrant place full of liberal minded friendly people and is a true celebration of a wonderful city.

 

PINS say, "In many ways the video is an ode to Manchester, from filming on the eerie surrounding moors to partying in a former public toilet, Temple Bar, with Shameless' own Alice Barrie! We filmed in a few of our favourite venues and bars in Manchester and we just got to have some drinks and listen to music whilst the filming went on. We also filmed on the moors as we wanted some contrast and calm to the chaotic scenes of the night before. The snow was perfect, and so was the pastel sunsetĒ.

 

Director Olivier Richomme says, "It's been such a treat to get to be involved in this ambitious project, so many people came to help us and it wouldn't have been possible without their support. It feels like we all created this film together and the creative process was really instinctive and natural. We were privileged to get Alice Barry involved and she was such a dream to work with.Ē

 

PINS new EP Bad Thing was released recently and was recorded in the Scottish Borders last October and produced by Mark Vernon and PINS. The EP and film opens with the teasing Bad Thing before moving into the addictive Aggrophobe, featuring Iggy Popís iconic vocal, leading onto the chant-like pop of All Hail and the dreamy and synth-laden In Nightmares, before ending with PINS own take on Dead Souls originally by Joy Division.