Fuzz is a little like a deep fat fryer; it makes everything better. Recently there has been a big revival of fuzzy tone guitars and heavy riffs hitting the alternative music scene in Britain, and Pinact are the latest such sensation. Watch out PAWS, the next Glasgee generation has arrived...
Pinact is a two piece fuzz outfit playing relentless pop songs wonderfully glued together with melody: it's PAWS meets Teenage Fanclub. The band have just released their début album Stand Still And Rot on the American label Kanine, and boy is it alright.
Recorded over the last summer in Leeds and mixed by MJ from Hookworms, Stand Still and Rot is the next progression of the Glasgow fuzz scene. Though at the time of recording there was no record label, the album is now out, flourishing, and leaving everybody already asking the important question 'what next' now that a record deal is in place? But for the Glasgow duo Pinact it seems like it's all been one big natural progression.
‘Art Is Hard have been really good to us over the past few years and helped us out a lot with getting shows in England and meeting a lot of people we now call friends. It seemed like a natural progression to go with Kanine. It's a big step up for us in terms of reaching more people and it provided us with a great platform to make the most out of this current record and future releases’.
...good evaluation. The album is a great example of what Glasgow has and continues to produce from its vast and rich musical background. Pinact have gathered the best of what the city has to offer, 'sooked' those influences right up and recorded Stand Still And Rot. In terms of being a band, the album portrays that Pinact are growing and improving as song-writers. In terms of sound, the album is dazzling and noisy fuzz! Scars, Up Or Down or Terrapin are the intense catchy pop pieces, while Limbs showcases a more peaceful side of their music.