Over the space of three years, two singles and countless gigs, including tour supports with Teenage Fanclub and Real Estate, Spinning Coin have determinedly made their music heard: beautifully rough-hewn guitar pop that takes in frustration and escapism, but also gracefulness and splendour. Their first album, Permo, recorded with Edwyn Collins at his AED Studios, and at Glasgow's Green Door with Stu Evans, captures this balance perfectly. Permo is an album both of bold steps and of simple gestures, coming from a group who have found, seemingly effortlessly, a confident, unpretentious way of working together. Spinning Coin's two songwriters - Sean Armstrong and Jack Mellin – oscillate taking center stage on a song; Armstrong's more melancholic melodies contrasting with Mellin's urgent refrains. The 14 songs trace all kinds of terrain, though the overarching story might be that of a group looking to escape, somehow and anyhow, in the midst of a social and cultural climate that's closing down possibilities for difference and community.