It was another trip to Dead Wax Digbeth for a good night of live music and discovering talent that I feel sad to have not known sooner. This visit was to watch the band SPINN perform and these indie pop Liverpool lads didn’t disappoint on any level!
Yes I am new to their music but am most definitely now addicted to their sound with them playing through my earphones ever since that effervescent night. Their melodies have an extremely euphoric edge to them that you can’t help but move and smile along to, even if the tune is telling you about something not quiet so cheerful like the sunshine girls that break your heart or the fact you probably should of known better.
There is actually something about dancing all those lyrical troubles away instead of a swaying along to contemplative mood on a low melancholy beat, which don’t get me wrong I do enjoy but this was a fun way to express not so joyous topics.
SPINN has a way of drawing you in while performing, from the passion in the way they play their instruments to the moves the lead singer hypnotises you with while his voice wraps around the crowd and it’s like all your senses are provoked at once. It made it hard for me to want to take photos because I wanted nothing more than to just be in that moment and only god knows how I got a clear shot when all I was doing was bouncing around to the beat. So definitely appreciate the lack of blur on my photos please!
“People Should Know Better” is my number one hit of the bands, the way the room moved along to it was so infectious and I wanted them to play it again the moment it finished.
Me and my friend were exposed to the effects the band has on some fans, like a couple who seemed very into each other and the music which was funny but also we were very grateful when they relocated in the crowd. Never the less the band had us all living our best lives and I had the most fun whilst I fell in love with them and the way their music made me feel. The past few days have been sunny and warm here in Birmingham and when I tell you that SPINN is a summers day sort of easy listening I am not exaggerating, the next BBQ for me will be featuring these brilliant musicians tunes.
“People Should Know Better” is my number one hit of the bands, the way the room moved along to it was so infectious and I wanted them to play it again the moment it finished. In-between the songs the lead singer chatted and seemed very at ease with the audience and I could see the smiles on faces of invested fans, they had our full undivided attention. My friends favourite song “Is There Something That I Missed?” and that song is certainly one you shouldn’t miss out on, then again I think that with all SPINN’s songs because there wasn’t one I didn’t enjoy.
I want to relive that carefree joy whenever I listen to an artist live or at home whilst I’m lounging with my hair a mess in a not fit to been seen state. They are the musicians I love and I think are worth going out to see because the don’t leave you feeling underwhelmed, they leave you wanting more.
Words by Wallis Brown for Grapevine Birmingham (https://www.instagram.com/wonderfulyou_xo)