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Upcoming shows: Kate Davis... Penelope Isles... Rachael Dadd... Smoke Fairies... Twen... Shards... Angel Olsen... Beans on Toast... Lady Lamb... Later Youth... Robin Richards... Alice Boman... Polly Paulusma & Annie Dressner... GospelbeacH... Heather Woods Broderick... Robbie Cavanagh... Jesse Malin... Alberta Cross... Spinning Coin... Chloe Foy... Wolf Parade... Andy Shauf... Douglas Dare... Peggy Sue... Pictish Trail... 365: Aidan O’Rourke, Kit Downes and James Robertson... Gratis: Seazoo... Dana Gavanski... The Dears... The Lovely Eggs... Leif Vollebekk... Lindsay Munroe... The Handsome Family... Aoife O’Donovan... Joan Shelley... glowe... Born Ruffians...

When: 7pm on Saturday 14 March 2020
Where: Soup Kitchen, 31-33 Spear Street, Manchester M1 1DF

We’re excited to be welcoming Spinning Coin back to Manchester!

Hyacinth, the second album by singular Glasgow/Berlin quartet Spinning Coin, 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 achieved a 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 music continuum, and very much its own thing, the confluence of four inspired individuals, playing out proudly.

Hyacinth registers 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, grown closer 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.’

Main support comes from Dignan Porch. Dignan Porch began life as the as the noise-pop project of songwriter Joseph Walsh and quickly expanded into a full band creating an infectious blend of power pop, indie rock and punk. Loaded with psychedelic hooks, bone dry melancholia and skewed takes on everyday life, their music is both effortlessly melodic and oddly haunting.

‘Songs that seem to teeter on the brink of collapse yet are utterly beguiling’ – Q Magazine.

Opening the show are The Birthmarks. The Birthmarks are a band based in Manchester, England formed by the twin creative talents of Dylan Hughes and Edwin Stevens, who grew up together in the nearby welsh seaside villages Llanfairfechan and Dwygyfylchi. The pair moved to the North West of England and formed the pop band Sex Hands who established a cult following in the UK before dissolving, resulting in the establishment of The Birthmarks.

The band features Alex Hewitt on drums, Bryony Dawson on bass and Henry Wither on keys and guitar, with Dylan and Edwin both playing guitar and vocals. Collectively they are/have been involved in many diverse bands throughout the uk DIY music scene, including but not limited to Irma Vep, Aldous RH, Lovvers, Egyptian Hip Hop and Inland Taipan. As a group they create something both familiar and slightly imperfect, through their process of constructing a melody and then tarnishing it.

Buy tickets now. Tickets are available from the bar (no booking fee), Vinyl Exchange, WeGotTickets.comTicketline.co.uk and on 0871 220 0260.

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