For Fans Of: GY!BE / Mogwai / Liturgy
PIJN formed in early 2016 as a two-piece recording unit, tracking experimental live demos which would eventually become the crux of the band’s debut EP ‘Floodlit’. The band first performed live in April that year with Three Trapped Tigers, before filling out their lineup and calendar supporting bands like Pelican, Bossk and Wren as well as touring the UK and Europe. Steadily adding members on stage and in the studio, PIJN finally released ‘Floodlit’ in January 2017 through the now defunct Holy Roar Records, playing release shows with Mare and Oathbreaker and proceeding to support the likes of Inter Arma, Celeste and The Body as well as a number of tours and festival appearances at the likes of ArcTanGent, Fluff Fest and Metal Days. 2018 saw a continuation of performances across the UK and Europe, touring with label mates Conjurer and Slow Crush as well as festival performances at Portals, Tramlines and the infamous collaborative ‘Curse These Metal Hands’ set at ArcTanGent. In October 2018 the band’s debut LP ‘Loss’ was released, and supported by a UK tour with Oceansize and Biffy Clyro legend Vennart. 2019 was dominated by shows in support of ‘Loss’, with appearances at the legendary Roadburn Festival, as well as Ieperfest, Strangeforms, and another performance at ArcTanGent. ATG 2019 also marked the release of the ‘Curse These Metal Hands’ collaborative album with Conjurer. The year was closed out with a full UK tour alongside Blanket, and two special shows where the band performed ‘Loss’ in full. 2020’s only performance was at Complexity Festival in the Netherlands, before the impact of coronavirus restricted live music. The band used the time to write and record their second album, and started playing shows again in 2021 as soon as possible, with headline shows in London and Manchester, and appearances at 80Trees, ‘The Wave…’, Portals and Riffolution Festivals. 2021 will be closed out with PIJN’s first headline tour around the UK, with the second album due for release in early 2022.