Liverpool based four-piece Spinn, newly formed in 2015, have been causing a stir on the scene since their day one. With guitar and vocals from Jonathon Quinn, lead guitarist Andy Power, bassist Sean McLachlan and drummer Dan Fell, ‘Green Eyes’ marks their songwriting debut; and it’s been very well received indeed, wracking up thousands of plays within days of the release on Soundcloud.
The track gives us an insight into the self proclaimed ‘jangle pop’ band and what we can expect from them as they develop and progress further onto not only the Liverpool music scene but also further afield. Both Quinn and Power’s guitars use reverb throughout the track which offers the unique sound that transcends from the track and into their live performances. ‘Green Eyes’ is abundant with the band’s influences, most obviously The Smiths as it’s difficult not to hear a little Morrissey in the vocals, as well as the general nod to Smiths-esque styles in both the melody and execution of the track.
The lyrics represent the youth of the band as they tell the story of a young romance, something sure to draw in support as the similarly aged fanbase grows.
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The song is very easy-listening and laid back, whilst not taking away from the obvious skill of all of the members – seen most notably in the solo in which both guitar, drums and bass amalgamate to create a fantastic climax to the tune.
The future looks bright for Spinn with a summer of gigging ahead as well as the release of their second original track set to drop on the 20th – ‘Green Eyes’ is but the tip of the iceberg for this young and talented group.
Words by Hannah Campbell