Words: ROBIN MUMFORD
SINS, who were formerly known as The Pretty Visitors, are back with a fresh new rebrand, accompanying their revival with a debut single ‘Staircase,’ which shadows a familiar 00’s sounding indie, a track that would best suit a sweaty gig hosted in an underground venue.
The Southern Coast four-piece are an unsigned indie rock band who introduce an exciting new approach to indie music, with embellished guitar solos and stir-crazy riffs, whilst still maintaining that Britpop heat.
From meeting at college, jamming in a small shed, and playing dingy pubs in their hometown, the band have honed their craft and have created an unbreakable bond amongst each other.
After several years apart, having discontinued The Pretty Visitors, the band have been writing and performing prolifically in order to resurrect with an arsenal of exciting new music. Now known as SINS, the Southerners are charismatic and energetic in their performances, and they never fail to raise the roof.
Talking ahead of the release, guitarist Aaron Evans quoted: “For me personally, I just hear the music and melody, I've never been one to listen and fully ingest lyrics - unless they are slapping you right in the face. So, on that basis, I see it as an anthemic, spooky, whirlwind filled with a dash of pain. If it was a painting it would be Edvard Munch's - The Scream”
Aligning themselves with support slots for Circa Waves and Jaws, there is hope that the new band in town will persist with their vivacious presence, regularly selling out gigs on their home turf. With the release of ‘Staircase’, they have certainly made an instant impact upon their return.
‘Staircase’ follows up the successes of the former band’s releases, with ‘Western Skies’ and ‘Head in the Sand’ going on to receive plaudits from, radio and fans a-plenty. Support has also filtered through the likes of Radio X, BBC 6 Music, BBC Introducing and This Feeling.
For SINS and their resounding new soundscape, the mission is simple in their rise to glory. They must build on the success they are conjuring already, because for this Southern band, they have already cleared the way for a triumphant new beginning.