Forming in 2018, Pinkshift have made their mark both in the U.S. and across the pond via a string of critically acclaimed singles which culminated in last year’s self-released Saccharine EP. Today the Baltimore-based band announce their signing to Hopeless Records and share their first bit of music for the label by way of a single “nothing (in my head).” Clocking in at just over three minutes the song is a perfect example of how the trio seamlessly meld their 90s grunge influence with 2000s pop-punk, creating something all their own.
They share, “‘nothing (in my head)’ is a cry for help. It’s about the feeling of wanting out, wanting a change in scenery, wanting to escape from feeling locked inside, claustrophobic, and overwhelmed. This song is like a hand reaching out to anyone willing to grasp onto it and say they feel the same way. We hope people hear that and feel a little less alone.”
On the heels of a U.S. tour with Pup, Pinkshift will play 3 shows on the East Coast in July and tonight kick off a run of dates in the UK.
Pinkshift is Ashrita Kumar (vocals), Paul Vallejo (guitar), Myron Houngbedji (drums). The band walk the line between riot grrl, punk rock, and post-hardcore, melting together different musical roots through a common love for angsty rock. Throughout they embrace their diverse backgrounds to create an authentic and powerful sound. Their singles – including “i’m gonna tell my therapist on you,” “Toro/Rainwalk,” and “Mars” have drawn attention from the likes of Stereogum, NME, SPIN, Kerrang, Alt Press, and The Guardian.