Release Date: Nov 10, 2017
Record label: Geographic
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock
Spinning Coin's heritage is easily traced. Channelling the indie-pop of their hometown Glasgow from the '80s and onwards, there's definitely a certain amount of looking back on debut album 'Permo', full of jangly hooks. That doesn't make it any less fresh though, and emerging from the city's increasingly strong DIY scene, the record is a first full effort bustling with ideas, characterised by the dual voices of Sean Armstrong and Jack Mellin.
I t's no surprise that this debut from Glaswegian quintet Spinning Coin is released on the Pastels' Geographic imprint: this is indie music from its bowl haircuts to its dirty Converses. The two songwriters in the band have their different strengths. Jack Mellin draws more from the spikier end of things, with Tin sounding like a slightly less ramshackle Josef K song, while Sean Armstrong tends towards the more straightforwardly melancholic end of indie - Money for Breakfast sounds very much as if it could have come from the Pastels' first album.