The Pinheads, the seven wayward children of Wollongong’s thriving rock ‘n’ roll scene, have revealed the details of their long-awaited, self-titled debut album, set for release on Friday May 12 on Farmer & the Owl via Inertia Music. Alongside this announce, the South Coast hellraisers share a string of national tour dates and an energetic new track “Gimme Back”, which comes with an outlandish visual treatment complete with infernal scenes reminiscent of 1973 horror classic The Wicker Man

“Gimmie Back” joins earlier singles “Wildfire” and “Fight or Flight” across nine fast-paced, lo-fi and unmistakable "Pinnies" tracks. Writing for the album began in the deep hinterlands of Northern NSW, where The Pinheads isolated themselves away from the distractions and mundanities of normality, changing the course of their creative process and allowing them to hone their songwriting skills. The band returned home to record at the Pinshed Sound Laboratory, their corrugated iron shed, an ex horse stable in the bush. The album was recorded by front man Jez Player, and mixed by Owen Penglis (Royal Headache, The Grates, Straight Arrows).


The Pinheads are Jez & Luke Player, Al Webster, Tanya Avanus, Tex Crick, Chris Zanko & James Kates - seven mates, who over games of cheap bowling and a shared music taste, accidentally formed a band in the latter half of 2013. Each got hold of what they refer to as “an assortment of shitty instruments and strange recording equipment”, a move which eventually culminated in their 2015 EP, I Wanna Be A Girl. Since that time, The Pinheads have established themselves as an enigma for their ability to imagine a world more surreal than the one in which we exist and bring it to their music and art - known for their DIY ethos, weird and wonderful handcrafted film clips and distinctive artwork.


The  past year has also seen them gain notoriety as a band with one of the most electrifying live shows on this side of the planet, selling out shows in Sydney and Newcastle on a joint headline tour with Drunk Mums, a support of the UK’s Fat White Family, and a spot on the Yours & Owls Festival. The coming months are set to prove that holding back has never been The Pinheads forte, with the album release in May coinciding with shows supporting Bleeding Knees Club and The Murlocs, followed by a headline tour in June which will see them menace the cities of Australia before jumping the ditch to shock the good people of New Zealand. 



Saturday June 17 | The Metro Lair, Sydney NSW

Thursday June 22 | Blackbear Lodge, Brisbane QLD

Friday June 23 | Miami Sharkbar, Gold Coast QLD

Saturday June 24 | The Great Northern, Byron Bay NSW

Friday June 30 | The Chippendale Hotel, Sydney NSW

Saturday July 1 | The Workers Club, Melbourne VIC

Saturday July 8 | UOW Unibar, Wollongong NSW

Thursday July 13 | Valhalla, Wellington NZ

Friday July 14 | Totara St, Tauranga NZ

Saturday July 15 | Whammy Bar, Auckland NZ


The Pinheads by The Pinheads is out Friday May 12
on Farmer & The Owl via Inertia Music

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