How would you describe your music
Noisy pop tunes
What or who influences your sound?
Our individual tastes as a four are really varied, so it’s a big melting pot of stuff.
Currently on repeat are: Animal Collective, Fiona Apple, Talking Heads, MGMT and The Ting Tings. That’ll probably change next week.
We’re always throwing a lot of weirdness with noise, samples and percussion at our songs, but at the end of the day we love to sing a good melody.
How did you pick your band name?
We put together a huge list of words from the dictionary that we liked and ‘pushpin’ was the one everyone liked.
Tell us about your EP ‘Picnic’ & the collection of songs you chose for it.
We first got together as a four in February 2020… so the first EP was written remotely, sending each other voice notes and samples and beats. We came together later that year to record it all as quickly as we could, and Arthur recorded and produced it. Very DIY, and we loved making it.
It was nice to gig it and release the songs after only hearing them ourselves during Covid, and it was amazing to get support from Steve Lamacq, Radio X and 6 Music.
What are your plans for 2023?!
We’ve been recording our second EP over the summer and that’s got a lot of new crazy instruments, including violin, brass, soprano sax, and hurdy gurdy. We’re all very excited to release that into the world.
We’re also booking lots of gigs for next year at the moment. Our first show is a Brixton Windmill headline on the 7th January, then we’ll be playing some TBA shows for Independent Venue Week towards the start of February. We’ve also got our first shows up north booked, which is super exciting. So come see us at a gig near you next year!
We’ve also built up the confidence to use more of our visual art publicly next year, so keep your eyes peeled for some colourful drawings and more.
The EP 'Picnic' is out now and you can catch Pushpin playing live at Oakford Social Club, Reading on Saturday 26th November, with support from As Loud As A Mouse.