Pinact are a Glasgow punk band with major melodic songwriting gifts. On their debut album Stand Still And Rot, those instincts manifested something like Fidlar’s shout-along party music slathered in Dinosaur Jr.’s sonic sludge, but it appears they’ve cleaned up their sound a bit for sophomore album The Part That No One Knows. New single “Seams,” for example, is like a Blink-182 song ratcheted up to Buzzcocks tension levels and delivered with a power-pop touch befitting Weezer or Teenage Fanclub. Within that simple, straightforward framework, Corrie Gillies chronicles a relationship falling apart: “Nothing worthwhile should be easy/ I can see you looking through me/ Are you really getting what you need?” Anyone who appreciates an excellently executed pop song should check it out below.
The Part That No One Knows tracklist:
01 “The Part That No One Knows”
02 “Bring You Down”
05 “Regrettable Thrill”
06 “Separate Ways”
08 “Against The World”
10 “Everybody Says”
12 “- -“
Here’s the album cover:
Pinact will play a few East Coast tour dates this summer:
07/27 Brooklyn, NY @ Alphaville
07/28 Philadelphia, PA @ The Fire
07/29 Baltimore, MD @ The Bun Shop
07/30 Flemington, NJ @ Flemington DIY
The Part That No One Knows is out 8/25 on Kanine. Pre-order it here.