Is This Real
What a great band. I am a sucker for controlled (or out-of-control) feedback, and The Pinheads know exactly when to use it. As their bio states:
The Pinheads reside within a stylistic purgatory – too weird for punk shows, too free-form for garage rock, too genre-defiant for rock & roll, persevering on their own path, which may make pit-stops at any given corner of the musical spectrum should it suit their collective mood. The sound of The Pinheads is a mosaic of their collective tastes – built on the foundations of their heroes, a work of art in its own right.
No doubt these guys are all over the place but always with that great core sound. The closet band that comes to me when listening to them is if The Buzzcocks would have let the guitars go crazy. The Pinheads craft beautiful pop songs and fill them with intense fury and riffs that come up when least expected. And being that they are from Wollongong might explain their strangeness. There is something in that Aussie beer that births great musicians. This is a GREAT band.