“Permo’s strength is the variety of voices provided by rotating singers, which in turn encourages and emphasises the band’s range” Uncut 8/10
“Autumnal beauty” Mojo
“Music made out of love, rather than in pursuit of a trend” The Guardian 4*
“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
“Bustling with ideas… Gorgeous” DIY 4*
Permo, Spinning Coin’s glorious debut album was released this past Friday on Geographic. It showcases a band that over the last three years have determinedly, and with single-minded purpose, made their music heard: beautifully rough-hewn guitar pop that takes in frustration, escapism, but also gracefulness and splendour, in equal measure.
To celebrate the release, the Glasgow five-piece have shared a new video for album track ‘Money For Breakfast’. Filmed in Tynemouth by Stuart McIntosh whilst the band were touring, watch the video HERE.
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.
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.
Having just finished their own headline tour and support slots with Girl Ray, Spinning Coin are playing with The Pastels, Dinosaur Jr. and The Charlatans in the next month and will launch their album in Glasgow next week.
Spinning Coin are Sean Armstrong (vocals, guitar), Cal Donnelly (bass), Jack Mellin (vocals, guitar), Rachel Taylor (vocals, keyboards) and Chris White (drums).
Upcoming UK live dates
10th November – The White Hotel, Salford w/The Pastels
17th November – Mono, Glasgow (album launch)
4th December – o2 Academy, Glasgow w/ The Charlatans
10th December – The Art School, Glasgow w/ Dinosaur Jr.
11th December – The Art School, Glasgow w/ Dinosaur Jr.
Image credit : Brian Sweeney