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Pushpin is an indie band from all across the UK, and have managed to pull on an even wider range of musical influences. Somehow they manage to drag it all together into a cohesive sound, but throughout you can spot hints of Frank Ocean inspired synth work, Sigur Ros-esque ambience, Bonham like drumming and more! Ed and Arthur, the band's two main writers, take particular inspiration from the collaborative writing processes of bands like Grizzly Bear. Every member of the band comes from such a wildly different musical space that coming together truly feels like an explosive combination of styles and genres, one that proves more than the sum of its parts.
The four-piece met at university 3 years ago and have since kept trying to produce the catchiest weird music around. When not rehearsing for gigs, they regularly will hang out for a couple of weeks at a time to try and workshop and record new tracks from the familiar but cramped space of each others bedrooms. Inspiration seems to strike most commonly late in the evening when the vibe of the room takes an exciting turn, and normally these ideas are recorded onto phones in order to be pieced together the following morning.
They released their first EP in October 2018 and have produced a further two releases - a fourth is coming in May 2019, featuring upcoming single "Sea Song", a track that is best described as a pirate-infused hard rock psych fest. Their first release features the anthemic "Amber", and their second release, single "Smooth Plane", was played on BBC Introducing London. Smooth Plane has an enigmatic refrain that no one in the band actually understands the meaning of, but might have been inspired by all the flights that roar over South London every day.
They regularly gig around the London circuit, in particular South London, and normally play ever two weeks. They are also planning a busy summer: a tour of Belgium and an August trip around York and Lincolnshire.
Check them out on Spotify, Tidal, Apple Music, Bandcamp, Soundcloud and anything else that plays mp3s.