“Louder than two-pieces really ought to be, this duo pit melodic vocals against the fuzz and squeals of a battle-worn Fender Mustang, creating something heavy and frenetic. (NME).”
A lot of bands are compared to the likes of Sonic Youth, Nirvana and Dinosaur Jr., but very few are capable of living up to the billing. Enter Pinact, who have harnessed the spirit of Glasgow’s music scene incredibly, despite being low in numbers; the two-piece combine experimental, turn-it-up-to-11 guitar sounds with outstanding melodic awareness. Comprised of Corrie Gillies (guitar/vocals) and Chris McCrory (drums), Pinact are unique in a landscape full of duos. Imagine if you will, Lou Barlow had the guitar sound of Lee Ranaldo. Imagine if The Vaselines listened to Lightning Bolt. It’s an intensely chaotic sound that wraps sheer pop song writing in Melvins-esque fuzz. A kiss and a punch.
Embracing the DIY scene by putting on their own shows, touring almost constantly with similarly ethical bands, playing house parties and dingy cellars as well as the likes of New York’s CMJ Music Marathon. It’s been a busy couple of years for the band, releasing numerous songs on cassettes, 7”s, and label vinyl compilations including the ‘Art Reeks’ project in collaboration with UK labels Art is Hard and Reeks of Effort. Embracing a hard-working ethos and a willingness to play as many shows as possible, this band isn’t just a force for the future, but boast an attitude comparable to bands in the early days of the US hardcore punk scene. It goes without saying that Pinact are hitting the road again plenty this year; embarking on a UK tour at the end of February, making an appearance at The Great Escape 2015 and returning to the U.S for more tour dates.