The Pinheads, the seven wayward children of Wollongong’s thriving rock ‘n’ roll scene, have released their long-awaited, self-titled debut album, Farmer & the Owl via Inertia Music. All this week on Rabbit Radio the bands album will be our Album Of The Week. The South Coast hellraisers share a string of national tour dates with the album release in June and July.
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.
1. Second Coming
2. Fight or Flight
5. Tough Luck
6. I Wanna Know
8. Gimme Back
9. Keep It Dark