Words: Saam Das
Unveiling the solemn debut single 'Never Fade Away' just over a year ago, the rise of London quartet Spector has been rather impressive. A single or two later, and the band signed for Fiction, finding themselves in the BBC Sound Of 2012, and even our very own ones to watch for the year. 'Celestine' is arguably the high point of their career, a sparkling anthem worthy of The Killers in their pomp.
The more traditionally indie nature of Spector combined with the divisive persona of frontman Fred Macpherson has led to ample criticism of the band. Yet I suspect 'Celestine' may convince some of the naysayers that Spector are a cut above. 'Celestine' itself is hardly groundbreaking but it is triumphant, unashamed pop. Produced by one Trevor Horn, no less.
Hopefully Spector's legacy won't be enshrined to a sole track appearance on a future compilation of "indie hits" but even that wouldn't be so bad. Still, with their as yet untitled debut album not due out till August 13th, we can look forward to that as well as enjoying the glory of 'Celestine'. The video by the High5Collective is pretty rad too, watch it below.
'Celestine' is out now, and available to purchase at amazon.co.uk.