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Our second Merchant City Festival gig is SPINNING COIN

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Our second Merchant City Festival tour is on Thursday 30th July at 2pm.

Starting off at the Old Fruitmarket, we take a walk through the musical past and present of the Merchant City and East End.

From the dung-flinging audiences of the Panopticon to the Barrowland’s more romantic stories, the tours bring some of Glasgow’s most famous venues to life. Tickets are £5 (£3) and you can buy them here.

In partnership with Mono, for the Merchant City Festival, we’ll be presenting a free gig at the end of each tour starting at around 4.15pm. We’re also fundraising for Nordoff-Robbins music therapy in Scotland and there will be a raffle with some great prizes.

This Thursday Glasgow Music City Tours & Mono present: SPINNING COIN

SPINNING COIN are a new band from Glasgow featuring members of passion pusher, breakfast muff, youngstrr joey, smack wizards, the yawns, neighbourhood gout, mr peppermint, eternal fags, plaaydoh…etc…etc…

Scottish Fiction described the track Albany from the EP Tape as “Polished enough to be audible and not just a demo, lo-fi and laid back enough to retain that effortless cool vibe, the track will swim around your head for hours after listening.”

Listen and read more here.

We asked Spinning Coin what they think of Glasgow as a music city…

How long have you lived/played in Glasgow?

We’re all from glasgow, been here forever! Spinning coin have been playing together for just under a year.

What makes Glasgow unique/special as a music city?

Lots of good people having fun making music!

Favourite venue in the city?

There’s lots of good venues, the old hairdressers in renfield lane is great,13th note, the flying duck, mono,stereo are our faves.

What’s the best gig you’ve seen in Glasgow?

Breakfast muff in bloc!

What’s the most memorable show you’ve played in Glasgow?

Jim Passion’s birthday at the flying duck was fun.

What other Glasgow artists would you recommend?

There’s lots! Breakfast muff, psychic soviets, blood of the bull, sacred paws, gummy stumps, sharptooth, antique pony, chump, vital idles, holy motors, passion pusher, youngster joey,  hausfrau, apostille, smack wizards, rapid tan, odd law, the yawns, alfred bellman, mary column…..

Sum up the Glasgow music scene in five words.

We can do one-fantastic!

Spinning Coin website