Pinact Define Themselves With Latest Album ‘The Part That No One Knows’

A kick to the teeth and a mouthful of blood, Pinact embody the distinctive metallic taste and the following adrenaline-fueled dizziness that’s essential for any good alternative band, but with a little bit of upbeat punk pop mixed in. Just after releasing their latest album, the second in their 90’s revival effort, the Scottish trio took to the roads to share their sound and see how many times they were asked to repeat what they said.

With ‘The Part That No One Knows’ already exceling on Spotify, with ‘Seams’ being played over 21,000 times, this tour was arguably one of the busiest times of their lives but still they set aside a few minutes to tell their story. Vocalist and guitarist in the band, Corrie Gillies, said;

“It {The Part That No One Knows} wasn’t the easiest record to make. We put a lot of pressure on ourselves throughout the writing and recording sessions but I don’t think it should necessarily feel like an easy process.”

“It’s been a bit of a blur. We all started about 5 years ago now when me and the drummer, Lewis, started getting together to play covers. We very quickly started broadening our horizons and started playing shows all over the UK, it was very much a DIY affair.”

Taking DIY to the extreme and coining words, they found a band name that lacks a definition and a sound that defines them. To this, the boys recently added a third member – bassist, Jon Arbuthnot – and found an even more comprehensive definition to add to the dictionary along the way.

“I always wanted the band to be a three piece, we just started off as a two piece because we had written a bunch of songs and wanted to start playing shows. I guess we got kind of used to it and it definitely made me and Lewis form a strong bond and understanding between each other.”

“When we started out neither of us had a clue what we were doing, but when Jon got involved the difference was night and day. I could finally play guitar the way I wanted and in terms of dynamics and instrumentation within the songs the possibilities seemed endless. As a band we constantly want to keep pushing things as far as we can go. Maybe we’ll add a fourth member for the next record, who knows?”

A constantly changing dynamic and a band that doesn’t cease to surprise, the only guarantee is the obvious passion behind the music. But the spontaneity uncovers the feat that the boys are facing, a new challenge that may rise with each track and a debate that I’m sure they’ll grow used to having in this industry. They face the Everest of this genre, with the inclusion of the distinguished grunge backtrack it’s impossible not to connote Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins, even Sound Garden; a flattering compliment, but a typecast all the same and a potential stunt to the growth of their definition.

Cleverly laying it against the definitively more upbeat tune that overlays against the sometimes (often) noticeably Scottish vocals acts as a sure-fire way to set them apart from their competition and offers a bespoke sound though – their sound.

Check out the boy’s music on Spotify below! Be sure to give ‘Oh’ a listen!

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