Download 2018 - The Pink Slips

The Pink Slips have just released their new EP 'Trigger check out the video for the title track below. 

The LA-based quintet's debut EP is out now and they've just announced shows with Guns N' Roses and L7 as well as on the Main Stage at Download next weekend.

Led by vocalist Grave, aka Grace McKagan, The Pink Slips (with by keyboardist Trent Peltz, drummer Keenan Bevans, guitarist Desi Scaglione and bassist Charlie Anastasis) cut their teeth in legendary Hollywood venues like The Troubadour and the Viper Room well before they could legally drink at the bar.

They’re raising the bar in 2018 with performances at the Download Festival and Bumbershoot, a show in Glasgow with L7 and a gaggle of international dates opening for Guns N’ Roses.

Their sound has been lauded for invoking the pinup appeal of ‘50s American rock, the sleek shimmer of ‘60s French pop, the unrelenting energy of ‘70s punk, and the dark romanticism of ‘80s new wave.

They’ve created something uniquely modern, shining a timeless creative light through a prism of youthful immediacy and potency and will definitely be one to check out at Download next weekend.

“There’s a saying that you should make music you want to hear,” says McKagan. “So we’ve been writing with that in mind. The songs on this EP are songs we want to hear. Hopefully, you’ll want to hear them, too.”

Check out our interview from Download 2015 here:


Catch The Pink Slips on Tour – dates are as follows:

Fri 8 Jun - UK, London, Black Heart [Headline Show]

Sat 9 Jun - UK, Donnington, Download Festival 

Sun 10 Jun - Glasgow at Garage w/ L7 

Tue 12 Jun - Germany, Gelsenkirchen, Veltins-Arena w/ Guns N' Roses

Fri 15 Jun- Italy, Firenze, Firenze Rocks 

Mon 18 Jun - France, Paris, Download Festival 

Wed 20 Jun - Belgium, Antwerp, Kavka [Headline Show]

Thu 21 Jun - Belgium, Dessel, Graspop Festival 

Sat 23 Jun - Germany, Köln, Blue Shell [Headline Show]

Sun 24 Jun - Germany Mannheim  Maimarktgelände   w/ Guns N' Roses

Tue 26 Jun - France, Bordeaux, Matmut Stadium  w/ Guns N' Roses

Thu 28 Jun - Spain, Madrid, Wurlitzer Ballroom [Headline Show]

Fri 29 Jun - Spain, Madrid, Download Festival