Talking the power of music, spending your quids and David Bowie.
Meet SPINN, the Liverpool-based band who just released their eponymous album, and are now heading off on a tour around the UK. Ready to make waves with their indie alt pop the gang of four are heavily influenced by icons such as The Smiths and The Cure. We get to know the playful quartet and find out just why they are one of the most interesting up and coming bands on the music scene right now. Get to know them a little better too below…
Describe your music in 3 word.
Jangly Scouse Noises
Who’s your greatest influence?
David Bowie is my ultimate musical Icon, I have too many photos of him up in my bedroom. Anthony Bourdain is another massive hero of mine, I don’t have any photos of him up in my bedroom though, as of yet.
What does music mean to you?
I’m not sure how to answer this question. It’s not something easily put into words, because there aren’t enough words, but I see it as a force to unite and bring joy. Even if it’s just a song brightening someone’s day, or a lyric that makes you think of somebody you love. Enjoying music doesn’t have to be a high brow activity, it’s about making people happy, and that’s why I love it. I think that kind of answers your question.
Who’s the last person you called?
Sean, our long suffering bass player
What did you talk about?
I was on the way to his new house to do some demo’s for our second album and was only given a vague geographical idea of where he now lives based on a drive by pointing out from him almost two weeks ago. I needed specifics. He provided them.
One item of clothing you couldn’t live without?
I’m currently obsessed with my Adidas Samba’s, I don’t think I’ve worn a different pair of shoes for like 3 months, so right now probably them. I have this big old trench coat that goes with everything I own though, so maybe that. The only problem with the coat right now is that it’s just not that practical in the tropical Liverpool summer, you know?
One album you couldn’t live without?
Plastic Ono Band – John Lennon
The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust & The Spiders From Mars – David Bowie
I can’t decide between the two
What’s your favourite way to spend £10?
Getting a few pints in with the boys
How about £100?
Getting a meal with my girlfriend, Rachel in Neon Jamon (brill tapas place in Liverpool) or Mowgli (brilliant Indian street food place, also in Liverpool). Then I’d buy a nice new t shirt and head down the pub with the remaining tenner to get a few pints with the boys.
What’s next for you?
I’m going to make some breakfast and figure out what to do with my day. One day at a time baby, one day at a time x
4 July 2019