To celebrate the release of their second studio LP, Is This Real, The Pinheads are playing a bunch of in stores along the East Coast for your listening pleasure.
Born out of friendship, bowling, sci-fi movie marathons and literal brotherhood, The Pinheads formed out of what is now colloquially known as the Leisure Coast, spread out among the northern suburbs of the Illawarra and Wollongong region.
They quickly established themselves as one of the area’s must-see live bands; no mic stand was left unturned, no face left unmelted, no speaker stack was left unclimbed.
Is This Real marks a reunion of sorts for the band, after several members took a short sabbatical from The Pinheads, to go explore other musical projects – among them Tropical Strength, Luke Spook and Shining Bird. Reconvening in their home studio, known as The Shed, the septet set out to once again push out into previously-untouched Pinheads territory.
The songs are longer, often slower and more methodically paced. The wildfire that sparked their initial run remains, albeit in a more contained manner. This is the sound of a band that has been re-calibrated, focused and with a reaffirmed sense of ambition.
When The Pinheads started out, their modus operandi revolved around two straight, simple rules: Never play it safe, and always make it fun. This remains as true now of their recorded material and their live shows as it did when they began in 2015.
‘Is This Real’ is The Pinheads second studio LP, the follow up to 2017’s self-titled LP.
Head along to a show to celebrate the release, more details below!