Stumbled Upon #063 – The Pinheads (Wollongong)

In our 63rd instalment of “Stumbled Upon”, we meet Wollongong’s The Pinheads, and chat about ten pin bowling, sitars and other possible fabrications, but best of all, we get a listen to the title track off their upcoming debut EP, I Wanna Be A Girl.

Band Name:
The Pinheads

Website / Social Media:
Facebook / Bandcamp


Members & their roles:
Merlin Magneto – Lead vocals
Swamp Monster – Lead guitar/ sitar/ Harmonica
Lord Francis – Rhythm guitar
Cousin Tun – Bass guitar
Texan Chovy – Organ
Zalien – Percussion/ Theremin
Micro Hercules- Drum drum

What music or artists inspired you?
Soggy rock ‘n roll of the prehistoric/ future n present.
+ EVERYTHING, including the things we hate, there’s too much on thy list.

How did the band get started?
We started off as a weekly ten pin bowling team, the best one on the south coast. Hence thy name.

How would you best describe your live show:
Spooky, slimy, skull shrinking, erotic, NRG, pupil popping, shit house

What shows do you have coming up?
August 7th – Moonshine, Manly
August 29 – Volumes 2015, Darlinghurst (Oxford Art Factory, Brighton Up Bar, The Cliff Dive)
October 3rd – Yours & Owls Festival – 5th Birthday, Stuart Park, Wollongong.
Keep an eye on Facebook for more dates.

Tell us about your latest release:
It’s a shagadedlic, fuzzy, power pop hit called ‘I Wanna Be A Girl’ from our upcoming debut EP I Wanna Be A Girl.

Where can I get your music?

Listen to ‘Stumbled Upon’ on AU Radio , Mondays at 8:30PM, Thursdays at 3PM and Sundays at 10AM (AEDT), or the playlist of past ‘Stumbled Upon’ artists on Soundcloud.