Announce debut album 'Turkey Dinner' and share new single "My Friend Sean" taken from upcoming LP due June 14th on Innovative Leisure.
LA-based trio Pinky Pinky have announced details of their debut album 'Turkey Dinner', due June 14th on Innovative Leisure. The band have also shared the album's opening track,
"My Friend Sean", and have added extra dates to their debut UK tour this May,
including an appearance at The Great Escape.
The release of 'Turkey Dinner' follows Pinky Pinky's two prior EPs, most recently 2018's
'Hot Tears'. Their first full-length, however, is even freer than their previous efforts. It's
a patchwork quilt of garage rock and oddball indie. It's rooted in classic bass, drums,
guitar, but it's bolstered by the perspectives of a trio of LA youths writing about their
everyday observations, anxieties and passions.
The band introduce the new single, "My Friend Sean" saying:
"This song is about the hottest boy in school. Girls want him. Boys want him. Teachers too."
Pinky Pinky have good gut instincts. During an era of limitless distractions, societal pressures and sonic trends, the three best friends are focused on being happy and blissfully on the outside of
all that noise. The trio grew up together in Los Angeles and there's a shared understanding of
what makes them all tick. Together with her punk cohorts Anastasia Sanchez
(voalist/drummer, 20), guitarist Isabelle Fields (19), and bassist
Eva Chambers (19) have a clear understanding that
Pinky Pinky's modus operandi is in not overthinking
For instance, “My Friend Sean” is a young fantasy about the dreamiest boy in class, “Mystery Sedan” is an LA story about a car being the only thing there in times of distress, “Lady Dancer”
is about a stripper at a bikini bar in Los Feliz. When lead lyricist Sanchez met Chambers in
the girls' locker room in high school they knew that they'd be in a band together (Chambers
and Fields had already met in middle school). All three of them had always dabbled in
bands. Originally born in New York but moving to LA during childhood, Chambers
began life in a band with her three older sisters, playing keys. She picked up a bass
at the age of 13 after their endeavors had died a death. Fields, on the other hand,
trained as a violinist but rebelled and taught herself guitar from the age of 12, while
rearing herself on the Sex Pistols and riot grrrl bands.
Sanchez's father put sticks in her hands as a little girl. She was a prodigy in classical violin but also wanted to get back to the sheer pleasure of playing and so canned the anxiety-ridden music studies for her DIY drumming. She became a singer by necessity for Pinky Pinky, referring back to her love of Fiona Apple and even Heart for vocal chops. Pinky Pinky itself had a few iterations before settling on its three core members.
“We were really trying to be punk at first then psychedelic then blues,” recalls Fields. “Finally we got to a point where we knew
we didn't need to focus on just one thing. Growing up you think
you only should listen to one type of music but we got to a certain
age and realized we don't need to do that.”
During their high school years they flew beneath the radar. “Nobody cared I was in a band,” says Field. Their first gig was at the MOCA museum in Downtown. To date it's the
most nervous they've ever been. “I'd still be scared to do that,” laughs Sanchez,
admitting to almost having a full-on panic attack due to the swathes of cool teenagers
that turned up to watch them. Only recently have they hired a booking agent after
already building a solid reputation on the LA scene hustling by themselves. When
they played Dave Grohl's inaugural CalJam festival in 2017 they didn't even
have a manager. “I got a call from someone who works with
Dave Grohl: 'Dave really likes your band',” recalls Sanchez.
“And I was laughing like, 'Weird? But cool?! It was a
In company, the trio exhibit an airtight ease together. In the studio too, their process is collaborative. They tend to jam out a song idea first then pick out lyrical themes.
Whereas their first EPs were over complicated and limited by a prior standard of
musicianship, their LP has been created with more confidence alongside
producers Jonny Bell and Hanni El Khatib in Long Beach.
“It took a long time for our EPs to come out,” explains Chambers. “And by the time they did we'd grown a lot.” Indeed, by the time this album arrives it'll be the
most accurate representation of where Pinky Pinky is currently at live onstage and off it.
They aimed to make a live-sounding record that didn't feel too shiny in its production.
As a result, 'Turkey Dinner' is unpretentious, raw and unpredictably zany.
'Turkey Dinner' will be released on June 14th via Innovative Leisure.
May 10 - London, UK @ Thousand Island**
May 11 - Brighton, UK @ The Great Escape (7.30pm, The Haunt)
May 14 - Hamburg, Germany @ Molotow
May 15 - Berlin, Germany @ Auster Club
May 17 - Glasgow, Scotland @ Mono*
May 18 - Edinburgh, UK @ Sneaky Petes*
May 20 - Manchester, UK @ Soup Kitchen*
May 21 - Birmingham, UK @ Sunflower Lounge*
May 22 - London, UK @ Seabright Arms
May 24 - Manchester, UK @ Dot to Dot Festival
May 25 - Bristol, UK @ Dot to Dot Festival
May 26 - Nottingham, UK @ Dot to Dot Festival
* with The Nude Party
** with Ruby Fields
B I Z Z A R R E
Pinky Pinky - "My Friend Sean"
Pinky Pinky - Turkey Dinner