NewsAugust 17, 2022 7:37 PM ET631 views

Pijn share new single, 'Weave In', ahead of ArcTanGent Festival performance

Their first new music in four years.

Official press release:

Ahead of their appearance on the main stage at ArcTanGent Festival tomorrow, Pijn have shared a brand new single; their first new music in four years. Titled "Weave In", the track is an eleven minute opus that sees a rejuvenated version of Pijn sounding contemplative yet hopeful. Alongside Weave In's release, the band have also shared an accompanying visualizer.


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Commenting on the new single, Joe Clayton (guitar) says:

"We're proud to present 'Weave In' as our first new music since 2018's 'Loss'. To us, this song represents endurance. A dedication to craft and determination to quietly push through the painful and unfamiliar, so that we can really engage with what gives a sense purpose in a world of unknowing. These themes didn't just inform songwriting and tonal choices, but also personnel, collaboration and instrumentation."

The Manchester-based band has been in a constant state of evolution since its inception, and the current incarnation reveals a more minimalist approach to songwriting and production. Leaving more ambient space within the song's structure and leaning towards a less polished finish results in a more organic sound than their more dense earlier work. The addition of saxophone courtesy of new bassist, Ed Bottomley, further adds new layers to the band's sound.

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A shift in lineup has also brought about a shift in Pijn's outlook; a new resilience coupled with a more reflective, instinctive, laid-back approach sees them looking eagerly to the future. Their compulsion to persevere is encapsulated in the track title - drawn from a Walt Whitman poem. A recent live outing (in support of Old Man Gloom) saw the band in fine fettle, displaying a sophistication and calmness that belies the length of their time away from the stage.

Upcoming Pijn live performances:

8/18 Bristol, UK @ ArcTanGent Festival




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