The Rescue Rooms archives: 2015


  • Thursday 15th October 2015
  • Supported by: SPRING KING




Genre: Indie, rock

For Fans Of: Hockey, Pulp, My Life Story, Arcade Fire.

Hometown: London

About: Spector were formed in 2011 by Fred Macpherson, formerly of Les Incompetents and Ox.Eagle.Lion.Man, and played their first gigs at Efes Snooker Club in East London, before being given a session on Radio 1 with Huw Stephens and then performing on the BBC Introducting stage at Leeds & Reading, as well as on Later with Jools Holland. They were nominated for the BBC's Sound of 2012 poll, and supported Florence and the Machine on tour before playing their first gig in America at Coachella. Their debut album Enjoy It While It Lasts reached number 12 in the UK Album Charts and topped the Official Record Store Chart. They then played on the much larger NME/Radio 1 stage at 2012's Leeds and Reading, before going on promotional tours in Singapore & Malaysia, sponsored by Topman and Universal Music Asia. They then went on their third UK tour, supported by Swim Deep & Splashh. They closed 2012 by playing at XFM's Winter Wonderland alongside Bloc Party, Maximo Park & Everything Everything.

In 2013, Christopher Burman, a founding member, left the band and touring members filled in the rest of the tour on guitar and synthesiser in his place. The band pushed themselves on, and played again at Leeds & Reading, as well as making their first appearance at Glastobury in 2014. Dec 2014 saw the release of their new single 'Don't Make Me Try' on Zane Lowe's Radio 1 show, with a video premiering on Noisey too. They followed this in Feb 2015 with single 'All The Sad Young Men' which was Zane's 'Hottest Record in the World'.

They've been hard at work in the studio, and have just announced their new album 'Moth Boys' comes out 21/08.

What the press says: The Guardian described them as "somewhere between Roxy Music and the Strokes, The Killers and Kanye West, Pulp and Frank Sinatra" and NME delineated them as "reminiscent of The Walkmen mainlined into The Killers’ chugga-train drive."

Links: Facebook // Website // Twitter

Latest track: 'Bad Boyfriend'

Please note this is a 14+ show.