PINS (band)

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PINS (band)
Pins at Scala December 2016 (31363825675).jpg
PINS performing in 2016
Background information
Origin Manchester, England
Years active 2011–present
Labels Bella Union, Haus of Pins
Members Faith Vern
Lois MacDonald
Kyoko Swan
Past members Lara Williams Anna Donigan Sophie Galpin

PINS are an English rock band, formed in Manchester in 2011. The group consists of singer/guitarist Faith Vern, guitarist Lois MacDonald, bassist Anna Donigan, keyboard/guitarist Kyoko Swan and drummer Sophie Galpin. Singer Faith Vern cites bands such as My Bloody Valentine, Jesus and Mary Chain, and Hole as influences.

Musical career[edit]

PINS formed in 2011 when fashion photographer, Wigan born Faith Vern,[1] while looking for bandmates, decided that she wanted to form an all-girl band rather than be the token girl in a mostly male band.[2] They released their first album, Girls Like Us, in September 2013. In 2015, they opened for Sleater-Kinney on the UK and EU leg of their tour.

PINS second album ‘Wild Nights’ was released on Bella Union on 9 June 2015.[3]


Studio albums[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions Certifications
Girls Like Us
Wild Nights
"—" denotes releases that did not chart


  • LuvU4Lyf (2012)
  • Bad Thing (2017)


  • Eleventh Hour/Shoot You (2012)
  • Stay True (2013)
  • Shoot You (2014)
  • Trouble (2016)


  1. ^ "Success Stories". 13 July 2016. 
  2. ^ "PINS: "We can relate to each other because you get a lot of shit for being in a girl band"". 
  3. ^ "PINS' video for 'Young Girls' is fab". Never Enough Notes (Never Enough Notes). Never Enough Notes. Retrieved 17 May 2015.