PINS - Auction item number 16

Kick drum skin with ‘PINS’ Logo, used live on tour across UK and Europe in 2015. Signed by PINS.

PINS have just announced a series of eBay auctions to help fund their trip to SXSW this year. From 6PM tonight (26th Jan), fans will have a chance to win some rare items and experiences.

“Touring the USA is a dream for any band, but my god it’s expensive,” explains guitar Lois MacDonald. “We’ve decided to auction off some of our treasure in order to fund the trip. It’s really personal stuff, one off test pressings, actual pieces of the Super 8 footage from the “Dazed by You” video, the original Polaroid from the Wild Nights artwork, lyrics straight from Faith’s notebook! It’s tough to part with this stuff!”

Watch PINS’ own trailer film about their most original scheme, and head to their official site for a complete list of auctions.

Facebook event: Here  Start time: Tuesday 26th Jan, 6pm / End time: Tuesday 2nd Feb, 6pm – midnight.

Listings begin every 15 minutes. All proceeds will help get PINS to SXSW and other USA shows.

Before Christmas, PINS also announced a fresh run of UK and EU dates for February. See below for a full list of shows.

Last year, PINS released second album Wild Nights via Bella Union to much acclaim. The album was recorded in Joshua Tree at Rancho De La Luna with Dave Catching (of Eagles of Death Metal) and Hayden Scott, and mixed in New York with Ben Baptie at Atomic Sound NYC (Mark Ronson).

Along with the album’s release, 2015 was also defined by a packed out touring schedule for the band supporting the likes of Sleater-Kinney, Drenge, Wire, Best Coast, Gang Of Four and Stealing Sheep.


11 February – The Bullingdon, Oxford

12 February – The Bodega Social, Nottingham

13 February – The Hug and Pint, Glasgow

15 February – The Cookie, Leicester

16 February – O2 Academy 2, Liverpool

18 February – The Prince Albert, Brighton

19 February – The Thekla, Bristol

20 February – The Garibaldi Hotel, Northampton (Free Entry)

21 February – Espace B, Paris

22 February – Bitterzoet, Amsterdam (Supporting Night Beats)

23 February – Musik Und Frieden, Berlin

24 February – Molotow, Hamburg

25 February – Blue Shell, Cologne

27 February – Outlines Festival, Skate Central, Sheffield

13 March – Cosmosis Festival, Manchester

15 March – SXSW Festival, Austin, Texas

16 March – SXSW Festival, Austin, Texas

17 March – SXSW Festival, Austin, Texas

18 March – SXSW Festival, Austin, Texas

19 March – SXSW Festival, Austin, Texas

20 March – SXSW Festival, Austin, Texas

21 March – The Casbah, San Diego

22 March – Bootleg Theatre (Bar Stage), San Diego

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