Surfacing: Spector

on Thursday, April 21, 2011
Words: Saam Das

Many years ago, during sixth form, me and a bunch of friends ran a fledgling music events company - "hilariously" entitled Permanent Records. We put on a Battle Of The Bands at our school. That was Les Incompetents first gig. (They came second.) Many years on, two of the band are now in Spector, proponents of melodramatic, yearning pop.

Regular readers might realise I mentioned Spector earlier today, in the announcement of the Joe Bloggers gig that we're involved in. But seeing as the brilliant Abeano posted about them not long after, I figured I should get on it properly too.

'Friday Night' appeared on Zane Lowe's BBC Radio 1 programme last week but debut single 'Never Fade Away' is the first and now only musical presence that Spector have on the internet. It briefly appeared on Soundcloud about a week ago before being hastily withdrawn. Thankfully, it's now returned.

The solemn 'Never Fade Away' hints at American indie rock along the lines of The Walkmen and their contemporaries, while simultaneously retaining a sense of nostalgia for the eighties. The single comes out on June 20th, on LuvLuvLuv Records, and can be heard below.

STREAM: Spector - Never Fade Away by Luv Luv Luv

For more on Spector, including upcoming live dates, visit Facebook.

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