Glasgow-based band Pinact are set to hit Tunnels in Aberdeen tomorrow night on the second date of their European tour. The three-piece are hot off an American tour, closely followed with the release of their second record, The Part That No-One Knows.
Radar spoke with drummer Lewis Reynolds ahead of the gig.
Radar: Tell us the brief history of Pinact
Lewis: Myself and Corrie (Gillies) met back in high school in Aberdeen but didn't start playing until Corrie was at university in Glasgow. After the first record was released we met Jon (Arbuthnott) and asked him to come on tour with us. All three of us started writing our second record 'The Part That No One Knows' and now we have started touring in support of its release.
R: Who writes the songs, and what are they about?
L: Well for our new record, we wrote it all in a month block of locking ourselves in the studio and just working away everyday. Generally, Corrie would come in with ideas and we would build off that, but lyrics are kind of a one guy deal and are written later. Cabin fever really set in by the end...
R: What music do you listen to when you're on the road?
L: Recently, some records that have been played a lot are…
Alexandra Saviour, QOTSA - Villians, Sheer Mag - Need To Feel Your Love, Culture Abuse - Peach, Hoops - Routines, Spinning Coin, Broadcast - Tender Buttons, The Cribs - 24-7 Rockstar Shit, ABBA - Gold (always makes our shortlist)
R: Tell us your favourite story from your time recording ‘The Part That No-One Knows”?
L: I don't think we really have any stand out stories from recording but location of the studio was real cool. It's a boat converted for recording and sat in the River Thames so going to the docks everyday was pretty cool. Guess looking back we were looking forward to getting it finished.
R: Tell us about your next show and why Aberdonians should be there?
L: Our next Aberdeen show is at The Tunnels on the 9th and our first since the release of the new record so we will be playing it in full with some older ones mixed in. It's pretty much a hometown show for all three of us and always a standout. I'm sure this one will follow suit.
R: What pub/club will we find you in after the gig?
L: If it's anything like our last shows in Aberdeen, we will most likely be found in Exodus by the end of night. We are open to other suggestions of course.
Tickets for Pinact at Tunnels can be purchased here. http://www.agpaberdeen.bigcartel.com/product/pinact-womps-wendell-borton-sat-9-sept-tunnels-aberdeen