Sea Pinks is a low-fi indie/jangle-punk trio from Belfast. Their new album is their fourth, but from what I’ve read, it’s the first thing they’ve done with the mindset of a trio. The band started off as a solo project for Neil Brogan, who was playing drums for Girls Names at the time. That new Girls Names record made my 2015 Honorable Mention list, which you can see here. Because I like Girls Names, I knew about Sea Pinks, but I’d never heard any of their stuff until I got their new record the other day.
They say they’re influenced by “beach glass, bleached grass, and ghost guitars”. I’m not sure what any of that means, but it sounds like something that might have been on Slumberland or K Records back in 1995. It’s a little surfy, a little DIY, a lot cloudy and cold. Although I said it has that Slumberland ’95 feel, or the K Records ’95 feel, there’s certainly no mistaking that this is not from this side of the Atlantic.
“Green With Envy” by Sea Pinks
The album came out on January 8, and you can get it via Bandcamp here.