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Melbourne post-punk outfit PINCH POINTS play clean, angular guitar harmonies and heavy, mechanical riffs, belting-out group-vocals, all at a turbo-punk speed. J. Edward Keyes of Bandcamp Daily described their sound as ‘a barbed-wire coil of sound that’s as loose and springy as it is dangerously serrated’.
PINCH POINTS are Acacia (Slush, Sunfruits), Adam (Gee Seas), Issy (Jungle Breed) and Jordan (U-Bahn, PBS). Their debut album ‘MOVING PARTS’ was released in May of 2019 through Roolette Records (AUS), Six Tonnes de Chair (France), and Burger Records (USA). This LP was the follow-up release to their internationally acclaimed and sold-out cassette ‘MECHANICAL INJURY’ from July 2018, which made Bandcamp's 'Best 100 Releases of 2018’.
‘MOVING PARTS’ saw the band explore heavier, faster and more technical styles. Usual elements still abound - clean guitars through maxed compression pedals, competing vocals, consistent drum fills and roaring bass - but every element has been stretched beyond the limitations of ‘MECHANICAL INJURY’. PINCH POINTS maintain their DIY approach, having recorded and mixed the LP in their Coburg house, and designed the artwork themselves.
In 2019 the band toured nationally with Tropical Fuck Storm, and performed sold out shows with bands including Surfbort (USA), Amyl and the Sniffers, Viagra Boys (SE), Cash Savage & the Last Drinks, and The Meanies and Hard-Ons. They were invited to play a live-to-air set in the 3RRR performance space, which in April of 2020 they released onto cassette.
Performance highlights of 2020 include opening Golden Plains Festival in Meredith to an eager crowd of 10,000 people, supporting Kikagaku Moyo for their sold-out show at The Croxton, and performing at Grampians Music Festival. The band is currently working on material for a third release.