Liverpool quartet SPINN are a jingly jangly guitar-soaked breath of fresh air in the midst of the mediocre hell of soundalike computer-centric pop and r&b drivel infecting the airwaves lately. Their infectious new single “Outside Of The Blue” is gorgeously gorgeous. We flippin’ luuurrrvvve it! (See the official video, below…)
Drawing inspiration from Buddhist teachings and the hopeful attitude of frontman Johnny Quinn, Liverpool-based four-piece SPINN return with the new single, title track of their incoming second album “Outside Of The Blue”, released via Modern Sky UK, 5th November.
Produced by Tom Longworth (Oscar Lang, Spector, Vistas, BLOXX) at Parr Street Studios in Liverpool, Quinn is joined on the new record by Luke Brickett on guitar, Sean McLachlan on bass and Louis O’Reilly on drums.
It’s the follow-up to their widely praised 2019 self-titled debut, which saw the band head out on a sold-out UK tour with slots at Reading and Leeds and Truck, followed by their biggest headline show to date in Tokyo.
The band say the mindset and the mantra of the album can be equated with Buddha’s main teachings “avoid evil, do good and purify the mind,” Mr Quinn having himself found solace in meditation and mindfulness over the last 18 months.
Born out of a period of change for the band, including the departure of their lead guitarist, Johnny and Sean handled most of the lyrics, bouncing ideas off each other via voice notes and phone calls when not physically together in Sean’s decked out DIY studio.
SPINN have already had the chance to test drive new material during their main stage appearance at Sheffield’s Tramlines Festival this summer. The band will play an extensive UK tour in November – including a hometown headline show at Liverpool’s O2 Academy.
- All dates, below….(Watch out for our review and pix from a gig on the tour…)
25 September – Dot to Dot Festival, Bristol
26 September – Dot to Dot Festival, Nottingham
1 October – Liverpool Sound City (Main Stage w/ Beabadoobee)
31 October – Mama Roux, Birmingham
1 November – King Tuts Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow
2 November – The Cluny, Newcastle
3 November – The Adelphi, Hull
5 November – The Forum, Tunbridge Wells
6 November – Lafayette, London
7 November – The Hope & Ruin, Brighton
9 November – Bodega, Nottingham
10 November – The KeyClub, Leeds
11 November – Thekla, Bristol
12 November – O2 Academy, Liverpool