03 - Corrie Gillies from Pinact
My favourite thing about living in a city with such a vibrant music scene is that there’s no shortage of individuals I can interview for this podcast. On this episode Corrie Gillies – frontman, songwriter, guitarist and one half of Pinact was kind enough to sit down with me for a chat on the Glasgow date of their recent tour. Oh, and it also happened to be the same day they were launching their cracking debut album ‘Stand Still and Rot’.
For the tech heads amongst you, you might like to know that this podcast was a bit of a pain to edit. There was a very loud, low hum present for the entire interview which I didn’t notice at the time. I managed to fix it. For the most part. If you can hear a whooshing noise in the background that’s what it is.
It didn’t affect the conversation though and this podcast is rather fascinating.
Corrie is an insightful and intelligent guy, who despite having only been on the road a short time with Pinact has racked up an impressive amount of experience. What struck me the most about this interview is how driven Corrie is. Something which is highlighted by the sheer amount of time Pinact seem to spend on the road. If Nirvana, Dinosaur Jr, Sebadoah et all are your thing then really, you’ll love Pinact. They’re also loud as hell live given that there’s only a guitarist and a drummer.
Our conversation largely consisted of:
- Elliott Smith
- The work/life balance of being in a band which is fast gaining success
- How the format of Pinact will probably evolve fairly soon
- The pros and cons of touring
- The passion and the songwriting process
- Signing to the New York based Kanine records
And a bunch of other cool stuff. The band then proceeded to tear it up after the interview was over, which is always a sight to see.Featured Music
Intro: Voodoo Puppets – Electric Chair Blues (used under CC licence, you can check it out here)
Pinact – Anxiety
Pinact – Limbs
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