Spector Unveils New Video & Tour Dates
aaamusic | On 26, Jan 2012
Following 2011’s trilogy of 7″ singles on London based Luv Luv Luv records, Spector return with their major label debut on esteemed Universal label, Fiction. The five piece open their account with the anthemic call to arms ‘Chevy Thunder’ released February 27th.
Already a firm live favourite from 2011’s festival appearances and recent Jools Holland performance, Chevy Thunder is inspired by a star crossed romance derailed by prescription drug abuse and mechanophilia.
The release will feature a video shot on location in the wastelands of Southern California by L.A luminaries, Focus Creeps (Arctic Monkeys, Girls, Vitamin Water).
Fresh from his guest appearance at Spector’s Christmas show at Bethnal Green Working Mens Club, longtime collaborator and Legend of Indie Dev Hynes aka Blood Orange will supply his reimagining of #chevythunder for the bside.
As Spector move into 2012 they look back on their phenomenal eleven month career which has taken them from a debut show in a Stoke Newington basement to a place on the BBC Sound Poll, their own headline national dates, tips across the board within national press, radio and online, and an ever increasing loyal fanbase including artists such as Tom Vek, Florence Welch and Harry Styles.
2012 will see the release of their eagerly awaited debut album as well as their first live dates in North America, including gigs in New York, LA, San Francisco and Toronto and two shows at the world renowned Coachella festival. With ‘ Spectour II’ firmly in place for February, and support dates with Florence + the Machine throughout the UK and Continental Europe in March, this is set to be the year Spector sell out.
Headline Tour – Spectour II
11/2 Kasbah, Coventry
14/2 Cluny, Newcastle
15/2 King Tuts, Glasgow
16/2 Cockpit 2, Leeds
17/2 Duchess, York
18/2 Deaf Institute, Manchester
21/2 Jericho Tavern, Oxford
22/2 Masque Theatre, Liverpool
23/2 The Rainbow, Birmingham
24/2 Louisiana, Bristol
25/2 Green Door Store, Brighton