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Spinning Coin


Debut album from the Glaswegian five-piece fronted by songwriters Jack Mellin and Sean Armstrong

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  1. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    Very much an album out of time, music made out of love, rather than in pursuit of a trend
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  2. 8.0 |   DIY

    It’s a duality that stops ‘Permo’ from becoming drawn out or one-dimensional, and the pair of voices feel like they’re working together towards a common goal rather than battling it out
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  3. 8.0 |   The Skinny

    There's a playfulness between songwriters Sean Armstrong and Jack Mellin that keep things fresh and exciting even when the band are at their most reminiscent of 90s jangly indie-rock
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  4. 8.0 |   Uncut

    Permo's strength is the variety of voices provided by rotating singers Rachel Taylor, Sean Armstrong and Jack Mellin. Print edition only

  5. 8.0 |   All Music

    A fine work by a band finding its feet; a rousing rumble through the wilds of Scottish pop
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  6. 7.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    With their jangling, sometimes-spiky guitar sounds and indie pop hooks; they wouldn’t sound out of place on the iconic C86 mix tape
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  7. 6.4 |   Earbuddy

    You get an interesting contrast between Spinning Coin’s two writers. However, it unwinds the album like a ball of string, never allowing it to feel like a cohesive whole
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  8. 6.0 |   Mojo

    Charmingly wobbly. Print edition only

  9. 6.0 |   Q

    Glasgow band find new currency in old indie. Print edition only

  10. 5.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    The closest the pair come to complementing one another’s style is ‘Be Free’, on which guitars crunch into Armstrong’s fragile delivery. In the absence of more such collaborations, the album is frustratingly incohesive
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