If you are a fan of the variety and independent spirit of indie rock, you will love listening to Spector. This up-and-coming indie rock band is constantly developing their sound. If you want to get in on the origins of a band that is sure to grow in popularity and notoriety in the near future, get your Spector tickets as soon as possible.
Spector is currently on the road, looking to share their evolving sound with new and established fans alike. They are kicking off their tour at the Reading Festival in the United Kingdom, where they will be playing alongside a variety of different bands. Spector then continues their tour at the Leeds Festival in Wetherby before moving on to the Thekla in Bristol. Additional dates and locations include the Rescue Rooms in Nottingham, King Tut's Wah Wah Hut is Glasgow, the Leadmill in Sheffield and Heaven in London.
Spector's frontman, Fred Macpherson, is no stranger to the indie music scene. He previously fronted Les Incompétents and Ox.Eagle.Lion.Man before finding his sound and forming Spector with his fellow band members. Macpherson epitomises nerdy cool and creates highly conceptual songs that are unlike anything else on the indie music scene today. Macpherson is also largely responsible for the band's appearance and dress code. The members of Spector often appear as straight-laced businessmen, accountants and "nerds." This look, combined with their conceptual and unique music, is what makes the band unique.
Formed in 2011, Spector is a four-piece ensemble band. The members include Frederick Macpherson on lead vocals, Jed Cullen on guitar and synth, Danny Blandy on drums and Thomas Shickle on bass. Up until 2013, Christopher Burman was the lead guitarist and synth player for the band, but when he left, Jed Cullen took over the role.
Spector's breakthrough came shortly after their formation in 2011. While they started out playing shows in East London, they soon got the opportunity to have a session on BBC Radio 1. They were also given the chance to perform on the BBC Introducing stage for new artists at the Leeds and Reading music festivals. This early exposure to large music festival audiences gave Spector the boost they needed to continue their musical endeavours and development.
To date, Spector has released one full-length album with another in the works. Their first album, "Enjoy It While It Lasts," was released in 2012 and peaked at number 12 on the UK music charts. The album was well-received critically and with fans. The single "Never Fade Away" off of their debut album is still one of the band's most popular tracks.
A Spector show experience is sure to be interesting and unlike anything you have ever seen or heard. While the band members may look straight-laced, once they begin performing, they come alive. Spector frontman Macpherson loves to engage with the crowd and get them on their feet. If you have listened to the band's records, you do not want to miss an opportunity to see them in person. Many people have said they sound even better live.
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