Spinning Coin share new song ‘Money Is A Drug’ – debut album ‘Permo’ released 10th November
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Debut album Permo released Nov 10th via Geographic
“The band match skuzzy, barbed wire indie pop riffs to lyrics that detail a crumbling society, gently politicised while also speaking of the personal.” Clash
“Another delightful offering from a band who have barely put a foot wrong since their initial appearance”Goldflake Paint
“It’s almost impossible not to give your heart to this beautiful quintet” Wonderland
Ahead of the release of their debut album Permo (due Nov 10th on Geographic) and upcoming headline tour, Glasgow’s Spinning Coin share a new cut from the record, ‘Money Is A Drug’.
Spinning Coin’s two songwriters – Sean Armstrong and Jack Mellin – oscillate taking centre stage on a song; Armstrong’s more melancholic melodies contrasting with Mellin’s urgent refrains. And the deceptively spry ‘Money Is A Drug’ is one of Mellin’s, its flecks of country-soul charm concealing lyrics calling out ‘class war’ and economic inequality.
Permo was recorded with Edwyn Collins at his AED Studios, and at Green Door Studio (the recording centre for the new wave of Glasgow artists) with Stu Evans. It is an album of bold steps and simple gestures, coming from a group who have found, seemingly effortlessly, a confident, unpretentious and egalitarian way of working together.
The fourteen songs on Permo trace all kinds of terrain, though the overarching story might be that of a group looking for escapism, somehow and anyhow, in the midst of a social and cultural climate that’s closing down possibilities for difference and community.
Having previously supported Teenage Fanclub and Real Estate, Spinning Coin will head out with Girl Rayand Dinosaur Jr. after their own headline tour.
Spinning Coin are Sean Armstrong (vocals, guitar), Cal Donnelly (bass), Jack Mellin (vocals, guitar), Rachel Taylor (vocals, keyboards) and Chris White (drums).
Upcoming live dates
21st October – Simple Things Festival, Bristol
29th October – Liverpool Music Week, Liverpool
30th October – Old Blue Last, London
31st October – Heartbreakers, Southampton
1st November – Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff
2nd November – Picture House Social Club, Sheffield
3rd November – Think Tank? Underground, Newcastle w/ Girl Ray
4th November – Wharf Chambers, Leeds
5th November – Hare and Hounds, Birmingham w/ Girl Ray
6th November – The Cellar, Oxford w/ Girl Ray
7th November – The Louisiana, Bristol w/ Girl Ray
8th November – Green Door Store, Brighton w/ Girl Ray
9th November – Scala, London w/ Girl Ray
10th November – The White Hotel, Salford w/The Pastels
17th November – Mono, Glasgow (album launch)
10th December – The Art School, Glasgow w/ Dinosaur Jr.
11th December – The Art School, Glasgow w/ Dinosaur Jr.