SPINN are a Liverpool four piece with more indie anthems than you can shake a tambourine at. They are a band whose time is surely coming, after building up an army of fans, racking up Spotify streams in their millions and releasing a debut album that glowed with the joy of youthful enthusiasm.
It seems that all that is needed to take SPINN overground is a run of good luck. A shame then that Covid perhaps affected their momentum. Not that SPINN have been idle, in fact they have album number two all ready to roll, along with an extensive UK tour planned for November.
Their new album, Outside of the Blue is set to be released on November 5, and we are expecting fireworks. To warm us up for this, the album’s title track has been released as a single.
The band say, “Outside Of The Blue” acts as a lynchpin sonically and thematically. Written in the immediate aftermath of a panic attack, following a drive down to Birmingham to work on material for the album, the lyrics poured out in just half an hour.
Instead of embodying that place of anguish it’s filled with light and an appreciation of unconditional love. It’s about how appreciative you become of the good things in life when you realise you have them, and how you’d do anything for that.”
Ahead of this, Sun 13 were lucky enough to ask SPINN 13 questions. Read on to find out more about The Smiths vs The Beatles, living like a hermit and unwanted enchiladas.
1. Where are you and what are you doing? How is that working out?
“I just got inside my house after going on a walk, it’s bloody freezing out so I’ve made myself a cup of tea. I’ve got a Club bar too so I’d say it’s going pretty well.”
2. When did you last make yourself do something you didn’t want to?
“Probably last Friday, my family had ordered from the chippy and forgot to ask me if I wanted anything, so I had to cook my tea (old El Paso enchiladas) when I’d rather have been eating chow mein made by somebody else.”
3. Who is the nicest ‘celebrity’ you’ve met?
“I met Tubes from Soccer AM once, he was lovely.”
4. When did you last get into an argument?
“Probably last Friday, my family had ordered from the chippy and forgot to ask me if I wanted anything, so I got a big strop on because I had to cook my own tea (Old El Paso enchiladas) when I’d rather have been eating chow mein made by somebody else.”
5. What’s your favourite food?
“My girlfriend Rachel makes a banging vegetarian spaghetti bolognese. So probably that tbh.”
6. When did you last consider quitting social media?
“Today like every day, if I wasn’t in a band and didn’t need to have any social media presence I’d probably live in the mountains like a hermit.”
7. What’s the best night out you’ve ever had?
“Tokyo on Halloween 2018. Kind of a neon blur to be hoenst, but there was a secret night club, caffeinated beer vending machines and two fights. Loads of fun.”
8. Vinyl, CD, MP3 or Streaming?
“I’m not one of those weirdos who goes on about sound quality and “warmth”, but I do love collecting vinyl and listening It when I’m on my own in the house.”
9. What words of warning would you give your younger self?
“Just calm the fuck down man.”
10. When were you last told off?
“This morning, I’d left the front room in a proper mess so got an earful.”
11. What has been your favourite decade for music?
“I can’t even answer this, maybe the ’70s at a push but that’s a really tough decision.”
12. What band or record changed to course of your life?
“The Smiths blew my teenage mind, but The Beatles are always gonna be my all time favourites.”
13. Thanks for taking the time to answer our questions. Is there anything else you’d like to say?
“Thanks for having me! I’d like to promote the new album Outside Of The Blue by SPINN. It’s out November the 5 because it’s going to be explosive. Bye!!”