Pinky Pinky


Fri 6/14

Who Stage


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 (vocalist/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 their decisions. You can hear that on their debut album, 'Turkey Dinner' due on Innovative
Leisure. It follows their 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.
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
In company, the trio exhibit an airtight ease together. In the studio too, their process is super collaborative.
They tend to jam out a song idea first then pick out lyrical themes. Whereas their first EPs were
overcomplicated 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.