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Spinning Coin Announce Debut Album, Share “Sleepless” Video

Permo Due Out November 10 via Geographic Music

Sep 07, 2017

Promising new Glasgow Scotland indie guitar-pop 5-piece Spinning Coin have announced their debut album, Permo, and shared a video for its first single, “Sleepless.” Permo is due out November 10 via Geographic Music, an imprint of Domino spearheaded by the Scottish band The Pastels. More


Scottish Musicians Speak Out on Today’s Scottish Independence Referendum Vote

Members of Belle and Sebastian, Franz Ferdinand, Django Django, Frightened Rabbit, Ladytron, The Pastels, The Twilight Sad, The Vaselines, and Others on if They Are Voting Yes or No

Sep 18, 2014

Today is a historic day in Scotland as it is the day the nation votes on the Scottish Independence Referendum. The people of Scotland get to vote on whether or not to secede from the United Kingdom and have Scotland become its own country. Here various Scottish musicians weigh in on the subject. More

Scotland Week: The Pastels

"We're voting yes to independence because Scotland is confident and quick-witted and wise enough to determine its own future." - Katrina Mitchell

Sep 03, 2014

For this Scotland Week interview we talk to The Pastels. The band formed in Glasgow in 1981 and its lineup features Stephen McRobbie (aka Stephen Pastel), Katrina Mitchell, Gerard Love, John Hogarty, Tom Crossley, and Alison Mitchell. The indie pop band has been highly influential on the Scottish scene and are revered by the likes of Belle and Sebastian and Camera Obscura. In 2013 they released Slow Summits via Domino Records, their first album since 1997’s Illumination.

The Pastels

Catching Up for a Bit

Jul 03, 2013

With a core of Stephen McRobbie, Katrina Mitchell, and Annabel Wright, indie pop patriarchs The Pastels were highly influentialtheir ‘80s and ‘90s albums are revered by bands such as Belle & Sebastian and Camera Obscurabut they were never very prolific. More


Dec 15, 2022

Originally released in 2003, The Pastels’ soundtrack to the David Mackenzie film The Last Great Wilderness is an intriguing sidestep for the band who are the living embodiment of twee, whimsical indie cool. More

May 30, 2013

For the last 30 years, the Scots have been primary players in a particularly wistful piece of the musical landscape, whether you care to call it indie pop, shambling, anorak, or twee. More