Hyacinth is the second album by highly regarded Scottish indie band Spinning Coin. The band have relocated from Glasgow to Berlin and recruited Rachel Taylor, replacing Cal Donnelly on bass, since their last album - 2017’s rather marvellous Permo. Some things never change though, and like everything else they’ve released, this is on The Pastel’s Geographic label - an endorsement of quality.

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REVIEWS

Hyacinth by Spinning Coin
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7/10 Will 18 February 2020

Some squeaky-clean indie-pop here from Spinning Coin. Spinning Coin are a Scottish band and 'Hyacinth', is their second album. Despite saccharine melodies and sun-kissed production, a gentle aura of misery surrounds the record. This is partly down to Sean Armstrong's dynamic and impassioned vocals that stand a little at odds with the sweet languor of the arrangements. Without these it would be a far more humdrum affair. 

As you might imagine, there are lots of easy comparisons to make with the Postcard Records sound (with bands such as Josef K and Orange Juice). There are also nods to the quirky art pop sounds of Mac DeMarco and early Vampire Weekend. 

The albums shifts gear with 'Ghosting'. It's far fiercer than anything preceding it and administers a much needed dose of energy and grit. I also like the Van Morrison strut of 'Slips Away'. Unfortunately they never really rediscover the vitality found on 'Ghosting' and 'Slips Away'. Still, 'Hyacinth' is an enjoyable effort and although not groundbreaking, still keeps the flag flying for a long tradition of great Scottish guitar music.




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