Photo: Chelsea King

Photo: Chelsea King

Pinch Points

Melbournce, VIC, Australia

Melbourne post-punk outfit PINCH POINTS play clean, angular guitar harmonies, mechanical riffs and belted-out group-vocals, all at turbo speed. Their 2018 cassette ‘MECHANICAL INJURY’ and 2019 LP ‘MOVING PARTS’ gained international acclaim and were released in Australia, France and America. 2019 saw the band tour across four Australian states with Tropical Fuck Storm, support bands including Surfbort (US), Amyl and the Sniffers, Viagra Boys (SE), The Meanies, Hard-Ons, RVG and Cash Savage, and perform live sets on 3RRR and PBS. Their high-energy live set scored them spots for 2020 on the Golden Plains, Grampians Festival and Brunswick Music Festival lineups. PINCH POINTS are currently in pre-production for their second album.

‘Melbourne’s Pinch Points blend the best elements of early Wire, The Fall, and Kleenex into a barbed-wire coil of sound that’s as loose and springy as it is dangerously serrated. Familiar elements abound—the warring spoken/sung male/female vocals, the obtuse-angle guitar lines — but it’s been years since they’ve been combined in a way that has felt as nervy and fresh as they do here. [Pinch Points have] found a way to merge protest music with party music — think “Rock Lobster,” if it were about overthrowing the government. Pinch Points put the “riot” back in “riotous.”
- Joseph Edward Keyes (editorial director of bandcamp)

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EU Tour Management: 

Maja Liv Groves

maja@queerstothefront.com