Glaswegian group Spinning Coin play gorgeously-hued indie music. A fixture on the city’s DIY scene, members of the group have affiliations with Winning Sperm Party, and this particular single is released via The Pastels Geographic Music label. Albany was self-recorded, and sounds just great. 7” vinyl single.
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- Albany by Spinning Coin
8/10 Clinton Staff review, 14 April 2016
As I drove in this morning the boom box I use in lieu of my broken car stereo started to run out of batteries and the tape I was playing (yes tape) started to slow down a tad. The exact same sound that the Pastels used to have. Their songs always sounded like they were running too slowly. Their influence has obviously seeped down the Glasgow generations as this debut from these young upstarts owes much to their brand of delicate heart wrenching indie pop. They also know how to rock hard but more of that later.
Opener 'Albany' has that classic naive slightly sluggish indie pop sound with guitars strummed as if the guitarist is terrified of making a mistake. Drums are of the shambling all-over-the-place David Nichols style. Add a lovely melody on top and you have......basically the Cannanes in all but name. Overleaf they bely their twee pop backgrounds by rocking absurdly hard. 'Sides' is a garagey blast of pop fun that sounds like it was recorded in a manky basement. I hear nods to Orange Juice, Jozef K and...oh I don't know..Motorhead.
We haven't had a truly great Glasgow band in some time - this lot soak up the city's illustrious past and present it in a new and refreshing way. We could be listening to indie pop future here.
9/10 Inspector Pants Customer review, 14th April 2016
'Albany' is a strange choice for a single release from Spinning Coin. By no means the best track on their debut tape from this time last year. However truth is it got the interest of Mr Pastel who has ended up releasing it on his imprint. 'Sides' shows the more abrasive nature of their music which they flip to with ease from their more laid back sound on tracks like Albany and Metronome River. Check out their tape releases from last year. The fuzzkill release may still be available, if not I think Bandcamp might be the place.
I'm led to believe they have been working on a further release, they certainly have enough for a debut album release.
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