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PIJN To Release Debut Album 'Loss' In October Through Holy Roar Records

Wednesday, 08 August 2018 Written by Laura Johnson

PIJN have revealed the details of their debut album.

The Manchester experimental rock outfit will put out 'Loss' on October 26 through Holy Road Records. It was recorded and mixed by guitarist and vocalist Joe Clayton, who said:

"For us, this album has been a long time coming. As a collective we had been writing towards this release before our first EP was released, and through the extensive touring we have done since then, we found our focus for the record. Recorded and mixed through the first half of 2018 at our own studio, we expanded the collective by opening our arms to contributions from anyone that could take solace in talking through their experience of loss. We wanted to reach people on a personal level, and for them to share in the catharsis that making the record had given us."

Prior to writing the record the band took submissions from people detailing their experiences with loss and grief. They read notes, spoke to people on the phone, studied personal poems and listened to original songs. They have now announced plans for a 12 hour live-streamed performance, described as: "Degradation through repetition to reflect the mental strain of replaying the same moment of experiencing loss over and over again."

Head below to watch the video for the intense, instrumental opening track Denial, which PIJN say "captures our initial responses to your stories of loss. We hope it has just as strong an effect on you, the viewer, as it did on us."

PIJN will play shows with Rope in Glasgow, Southampton and Newport during September. They will also serve as main support for Vennart on his November UK tour.





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