Celebrating the release of their new album Hyacinth on the Pastels Geographic label, Scottish pop band Spinning Coin return to Berlin in March for a special live concert at Urban Spree.
Hyacinth, the second album for this most singular Glasgow/Berlin quartet, is a bold step forward. A breathless rush of glorious guitar pop, it’s an album full of poetry and light, with real warmth of heart. Recorded over only two days, but with several years of new experiences and wisdom at its core, Hyacinth is confident and poised, holding nothing back.They’ve achieveda lot since the release of their debut album, 2017’s Permo. With that album, and its two preceding singles (“Albany” and the magisterial “Raining On Hope Street”), they became a beacon for people looking for great pop that balanced realism with escapism.
Permo was full of songs equal parts personal and political,and the sound was both a development of Glasgow’s independent musiccontinuum, and very much its own thing, the confluence of four inspired individuals, playing out proudly.Hyacinthregisters a number of changes for Spinning Coin: personnel changes, geographical changes, a new context, an ever-changing world outside. “We’ve had loads of experiences since releasing Permo,” bass player and vocalist Rachel Taylor says. “We’ve toured a great deal, grown older, growncloser to each other, two of us experienced moving to a new country, all of us turned 30. It’s reflected in the music because we’ve put a lot of heart into the music. A lot of time and a lot of energy.”
Spinning Coin LIVE
Monday, 23rd March 2020 | Starts 19:00 CET
West Germany | Skalitzer Straße 133 | 10999 Berlin-Kreuzberg
Photo credit Owen Godbert