New Release: Pinact – The Part That No One Knows

New Release: Pinact – The Part That No One Knows

I know I’m far from the first to say this, but there’s always that fear when you fall hard for a band’s debut album, that they won’t quite ever reach the same dizzying heights again. Obviously only time spent with Pinact‘s sophomore record The Part That No One Knows will prove whether it really lives up to the strength of predecessor Stand Still And Rot, but based on the few listens I’ve had so far, I’d say there’s a damn good chance this could be one of those rare miracles.

The overall sound here doesn’t stray from what they’ve done before, but where so often that would be a weakness, it’s the strength of the songs themselves that make this band so beloved to me. Half-buried beneath the fuzz and and pounding indie-punk, at their heart these tunes are real little pop gems with genuine and easily familiar emotion behind them. The most immediately noticeable earworms are singles Seams and Separate Ways, but already new favourites are developing with every play; right now particularly Against The World but if this is anything like last time, I’ll fall in love with each track one by one.

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Stream: Pinact – Seams

Stream: Pinact – Seams

Alright, so there are a lot of punky-noise-pop bands kicking around at the moment, and yes I love a fair few of them. Pinact though are a level above most, debut album Stand Still And Rot being loaded start to end with flawless, introspective indie songs. New single Seams follows their lead, if anything a tad less fuzzy, which serves to allow the beautifully simple pop song at its core to really shine through. I’ve listened to this maybe a dozen times now and each play it hits me again how special it is, sounding almost like an early-00’s Ash b-side (or maybe I’ve just been listening to Cosmic Debris too much lately!). Anyway this song will be on the band’s second album, The Part That No One Knows, released on August 25th.