After the break-ups of Les Incompetants and Ox.Eagle.Lion.Man, one could argue that Spector frontman Fred Macpherson had failed to break into the music industry. His latest venture, however, looks set to be around far longer than his earlier projects.
Spector are all about strong melodies and great pop choruses. They can do a cracking slowie (take ‘Never Fade Away’, for instance), but their new single ‘Chevy Thunder’ shows that they can do upbeat and energetic too.
February sees Spector’s debut headline tour, in support of their latest single ‘Chevy Thunder’, an exhilarating ride of a song touching on nostalgia and mechanophilia. The five-piece indie band have just finished recording their album, and rumours state that it could appear on April 30th.
The band appeared in the BBC Sound of 2012 poll and impressed on Later… with Jools Holland, showing off a professional style. Incidentally, this was where Macpherson planned to offer Noel Gallagher £50,000 for the rights to ‘Champagne Supernova’ – he was blanked by the Manc rocker on this occasion). The band will also be supporting Florence and the Machine on their March tour.
Spector’s new single ‘Chevy Thunder’ is out February 27th.