Sat in the stands at Lords Cricket Ground on a day off as the rain poured down on an English summer’s day, the best efforts of very enthusiastic Afghan fans celebrating their new found Test status was not quite enough to lift my spirits. So I reached for my iPod in search of something to do just that and pressed play on teenaged Liverpool quartet Spinn‘s new single “Notice Me”.
And what an uplifting sound it was. There is nothing pretentious about their self described “jangly dream-pop”, which instantly brought a bit of sunshine on a rainy day. But there’s also a slice of melancholy to the lyrics in the vein of the best bands from the North West. Ostensibly a plea to be noticed for radio play by BBC Radio Merseyside, it’s rather a riff on the ups and downs of hero worship: “I know you never notice me, I just wish I was you instead”.
But the BBC did notice them, playing them out locally with the track since being picked up for national airplay by Charlie Ashcroft on Amazing Radio. And they are likely to be in for a bit of hero worship themselves on the back of a storming sold out single launch gig at The Magnet in their hometown and a tasty looking festival slot this month at Kendall Calling.
Spinn have a brand new video to accompany the release which we’re delighted to give an exclusive premiere to on AMBY today. Filmed by Sam Birch, Andy Flush, and Jacob Stuart as a performance video it captures something of the vibrancy of the band’s live act, as well as the band’s easy youthful style.
Spinn are Johnny Quinn on vocals and rhythm guitar, Andy Power on lead guitar, Sean McLachlan on bass, and George Whitehead on drums. “Notice Me” was produced by Tom Longworth at Parr Street Studios.
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Piece by Gavin Watson | @watsongc