Liverpool-based indie-outfit SPINN today share ‘People Should Know Better’ – taken from their forthcoming second album ‘Outside Of The Blue’ (out 4th Feb via Modern Sky UK).
Across the album’s 11 tracks SPINN double down and distill their sound, delivering festival-ready indie-pop packed with earworm hooks, feel-good guitars and a newfound determination to break out of the boxes in which they’d previously been confined. The record splits the world into two distinct spaces; the blue, which represents periods of anxiety and depression, and the other side; a place filled with colour, endless opportunity and brimming with hope.
Diving deeper than before, ‘Outside Of The Blue’ offers a nuanced commentary about SPINN’s own experiences with anxiety, depression, the power of love (and loving someone) as well as disillusionment with the government. The latter is tackled on the fiery new cut “People Should Know Better”, which frontman Johnny Quinn describes as “a critique of the UK government and how they’ve handled the country in the last couple years; people are becoming racist, the government is incompetent and now people are dying.”
“People keep voting in f****ng sh**te things like the Tories, Brexit, the Tories again, and I’m sick of it,” he adds. “so, I thought I’d write about that frustration and the moral decline of Britain and its so-called ‘values’.”
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 2019 self-titled debut, which received lavish praise from the likes of DORK and The Line Of Best Fit, ‘SPINN’ saw the band head out on a sold-out UK tour with slots at Reading & Leeds and Truck followed by their biggest headline show to date in Tokyo.
The mindset and the mantra of the album can be equated with Buddha’s main teachings “avoid evil, do good and purify the mind,” 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.
With their uplifting, high energy live show praised by CLASH, DIY Magazine and The Line of Best Fit following mainstage performances at Tramlines Festival and Sound City, the band will take to the road in Spring 2022 for an extensive UK headline tour, including a hometown headline show at Liverpool’s O2 Academy.
1 – Hello
2 – Daydreaming
3 -I Believe In Love
4 – Stargazing
5 – Outside Of The Blue
6 – Getaway
7 – Sweet Like Honey
8 – People Should Know Better
9 – The Things She Said To Me
10 – Billie
11 – The Outside Looking In
2022 Headline Tour
28th April – The Cluny, Newcastle
30th April – The Forum, Tunbridge Wells
1st May – The Hope & Ruin, Brighton
5th May – Thekla, Bristol
6th May – O2 Academy, Liverpool
7th May – Omeara, London
8th May – The Bodega, Nottingham
10th May – Mama Roux, Birmingham
11th May – The Key Club, Leeds
12th May – King Tuts, Glasgow
13th May – The Adelphi, Hull