Imagine, if you will, still fresh from South to North London office move, Creation Records in all their pomp and pretty cool swagger, would have heralded Splashh and their first and this, their second single, all 2 minutes and 59 seconds worth. In a musical style of what we used to call indie. Mind you, back in those days, they might have took Dalston lads to the south coast in December to shoot a costal ‘Vacation video, but for sure would have certainly shouted from the roof tops about the East London band.
The overall impression of ‘Vacation’ is darker and more emotive, even with the bright, even breezy video,think – golf cart, swimming pool, Wicker Man inspired masks and your on the right lines. But the video maybe a little deceiving the main chorus lyric reads “I want to go where nobody Knows” suggests a troubled mind or a loner thing. Mind you, I’d be no better, probably worse – video-wise, would have got Splashh, playing a service station to startled collection of Holliday-makers and regular travellers, all vive la car park, would have been fun.
‘Vacation’s predecessor the debut ‘Need It ‘ made a lasting impression, ‘Vacation’ seals the deal, causes me concern over our end of year polls, I’ve only heard two songs, both great singles that should make the WithGuitars 2012 Festive Top 50. Mission now is to catch them on their October Tour and December1first Headline show (dates below). The singles evokes nostalgia granted, but with an more urgency and emotion that should enthuse anyone with heart, the rest I leave to television. 8/10
For full list of the Spector tour dates please go here: ticketmaster.co.uk/Spector-tickets/artist/1666665 24th October – Reading – Oakford Social Club (free show); 26th October – Portsmouth – The Registry (free show); 3rd December – London – 100 Club