Spector Release ‘Moth Boys’
Having impressed fans and critics alike with the singles ‘All The Sad Young Men’ and ‘Bad Boyfriend’, Spector release their eagerly anticipated second album ‘Moth Boys’ on August 21st on Fiction Records. Produced by the band with Dev Hynes, Duncan Mills and Adam Jaffrey, it marks a huge leap forward for the London four piece.
Make no mistake about it, Spector are like no one else. Led by enigmatic frontman and lyricist Fred Macpherson, with Jed Cullen (guitar), Danny Blandy (keyboards) and Tom Shickle (bass), this revamped line-up have been busy proving they’re here to stay, setting the internet alight and taking an irresistible live show to sold out venues around London and festivals all over the country.
First single and live anthem ‘All The Sad Young Men’ was the perfect introduction to their newly refined, sophisticated sound, described perfectly by The Quietus as a track putting “empty-hearted decadence onto a burnished Simple Minds chorus that soars”. Building on this, album track ‘Kyoto Garden’ shows a matured band who have developed a lighter touch to song writing. Glistening synths and a hypnotic beat provide a majestic backing to a tender, impassioned vocal from Macpherson.
Tue 13th BRISTOL, Thekla
Wed 14th BIRMINGHAM, Library
Thurs 15th NOTTINGHAM, Rescue Rooms
Sat 17th MANCHESTER, Gorilla
Sun 18th NEWCASTLE, Cluny
Tue 20th EDINBURGH, Electric Circus
Wed 21st GLASGOW, King Tut’s
Thu 22nd Liverpool, Academy 2
Sat 24th SHEFFIELD, Leadmill
Sun 25th LEEDS, Brudenell Social Club
Tue 27th BRIGHTON, Patterns
Wed 28th OXFORD, O2 Academy 2
Thu 29th LONDON, Heaven
Sign up for pre-sale here: http://po.st/SpectorSignUp (by Weds 9am).
Tickets go on general sale Friday 9am.
Where their Top 20 debut ‘Enjoy It While It Lasts’ was a precocious blast of stadium-inspired indie rock, their new music is something else entirely and has a depth to match. Musically and lyrically it is a step forward, with the shimmering guitars of ‘Stay High’ to the majesty of Dev Hynes co-write and co-produce ‘Cocktail Party’ Moth Boys defies expectation at every turn; perhaps most of all on potential festival anthem and next single ‘Bad Boyfriend’.
The album artwork is a picture of defunct night club Rechenzentrum (Berlin, 2009) from Von Bleiben – a photographic series documenting the ‘morning after’ by German artists André Giesemann and Daniel Schulz. On the image, Fred said “We got very excited when we first saw André and Daniel’s photo as it immediately evoked similiar feelings to the music and words on the record – we’re very honoured that they’ve let us use it.”
All physical copies of the album will also include a new work by one of Fred’s favourite poets Sam Riviere, inspired by the album’s lyrics and themes.
‘Moth Boys’ is available on CD, download, vinyl, and two deluxe formats:
+ deluxe white vinyl with bonus 7″ featuring two extra tracks
+ deluxe digital version comes with a director’s commentary
Deluxe Vinyl: http://po.st/SPMBDVPR
Google Play: http://po.st/SPMBGPPR