Featured artist: Spinning Coin

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Who? Spinning Coin are Cal Donnelly, Chris White, Jack Mellin and Sean Armstrong.

What? Unhurried indie and socialist shoegaze.

From where? Glasgow.

What’s the story? Spinning Coin have the honour of being the first new signing on The Pastels’ recently revived imprint Geographic.

With an inimitable track record including split releases from Tenniscoats, Future Pilot AKA, Teenage Fanclub and Jad Fair, the label became a byword for cross-pollinating cool at the turn of the millennium.

So it seems fitting that The Pastels’ Stephen McRobbie and Katrina Mitchell return to the curatorial saddle with languid indie foursome Spinning Coin.

Their first release was the joyous double A side Albany/Sides last year, a perfect hello from a switched-on band mixing DIY riffs with progressive political comment.

Now they’re back with Raining on Hope Street, a touching slice of melancholy pop that digs deep into the affairs of the heart.

The single is issued on 24 March, with the digital version already available. To celebrate its release, the band have been out on the road with fellow Glaswegians Sacred Paws.

They’re also heading off to South by South West in March, with help from the PRS Foundation’s International Showcase Fund.

Sounds like? The sun coming out from behind the clouds, lighting up a wet Sunday afternoon north of the border.

Predicted to? Win over fans of Glasgow’s winsome indie heritage.

Must hear? Raining on Hope Street

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