Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Spector Frontman Is Ready to Come out of His Shell for Tyneside

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Spector Frontman Is Ready to Come out of His Shell for Tyneside

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HAVING impressed fans and critics alike with the singles All The Sad Young Men and Bad Boyfriend, Spector released their eagerly anticipated second album Moth Boys two months ago.

Produced by the band with Dev Hynes, Duncan Mills and Adam Jaffrey, it marked a huge leap forward for the London four-piece, who are at The Cluny, Newcastle, on Sunday.

Led by enigmatic frontman and lyricist Fred Macpherson, with Jed Cullen (guitar), Danny Blandy (keyboards) and Tom Shickle (bass), this revamped line-up have been busy proving they're here to stay, setting the internet alight and taking an irresistible live show to sold out venues around London and festivals all over the country.

What's On Editor GORDON BARR posed a few questions to Fred ahead of the Cluny gig.

Are you looking forward to the Cluny Newcastle gig? There will be some new songs and we will only know how well we have done when we see the reaction on the faces of the Newcastle crowd. That will be the decider.

Newcastle traditionally has always been one of the highlights of our tours so we are hoping it will be again. We played the Cluny back in 2012 - they do say you have to play the Cluny at least twice in your career! It's always such a good crowd.

We've been in the studio so long, I wish our tour was a lot longer. I could tour for a year now. If we had the tour dates of Guns 'N' Roses' Use Your Illusion tour, which was three years long, I wouldn't mind.

Do you think about the live performance when writing and recording? Not as much as we should. The music usually does come alive. When it comes to making our third album we'd like to do something that sounds a bit more live so we capture a bit of our performance when we are on record. As we develop as a live band we would like to bring that more to the studio too. …

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