Firm favourites of the London indie music scene, Spector deliver a highly accomplished and charming fifth album ‘Here Come The Early Nights‘, out now: https://bfan.link/here-come-the-early-nights

‘Here Come The Early Nights’ adds to band’s growing catalog of poignant and highly enjoyable albums, from the 2012 debut ‘Enjoy It Whilst It Lasts’ and 2015 follow up ‘Moth Boys’, to last year’s long-awaited return ‘Now or Whenever’.

Supporting the new release, the four-piece embark on a run of 8 intimate in-store performances which kicked off at Banquet Records before calling back into London for a full band performance at Rough Trade East on Monday 27th November. Dates on the rest of the official UK album tour have sold out as anticipation builds towards the celebratory show at London’s Electric Brixton on 13th December.

Ushering in the cosy season with such a warm and embracing record, Spector’s new album in parts is also an ode to getting older, epitomised by the title track which serves as a new dad’s lullaby to the loss of the late nights out. With this growth, ‘Here Come the Early Nights’ sees Spector at their most complete, delivering a classic British-indie album in waiting soundtracking the inevitable maturity from 20-something dreamer to 30-something… dreamer.

The 10 track album features singles including the driving ‘Another Life‘ co-written with Fyfe, the reflective album opener ‘The Notion‘ which features a guitar solo from musician Dev Hynes and their definitive spooky season serenade ‘Driving Home for Halloween‘. Touching upon a broad array of life topics with razor-sharp one-liners from frontman Fred Macpherson, ‘Here Come The Early Nights’ is the album Spector have been destined to make across a storied career which has seen them emerge not only as cult indie icons but your favourite band’s favourite band.



Singer Fred Macpherson elaborates on the themes present across the rest of the album: “It feels like a slightly more reflective record than the last one, and maybe it’s the fewest love songs we’ve ever had on an album, despite the songs being written with more love. As ever, there are lyrics dealing with the tenets of getting older (which is funny because I thought I was old when we were writing Enjoy It While It Lasts) like hair loss, (‘Not Another Weekend‘), moving house (‘Room with a Different View‘) and not being able to go clubbing with a baby (‘Here Come the Early Nights‘) it also deals with a few slightly more abstract concepts, from imagined phone calls with a friend who doesn’t pick up (‘Some People‘) to the missing Raphael painting ‘Portrait of a Young Man’ (‘Pressure‘).”

Guitarist Jed Cullen talks about the original writing sessions which led to the new album: “We spent some time writing in a cabin on the coast of Essex. A place called Lee-Over-Sands which had the most beautiful, foreboding and expressive skies I’ve ever been under. They were changeable, surprising and always completely awe inspiring. Hanging over us like these giant doomy celestial grey fortresses. We wrote a couple of the songs that ended up on the record there but I think those skies inspired us to push this album to be taller and wider than it might have been without them.”

‘Here Come The Early Nights’ is produced by previous Spector collaborator Dimitri Tikovoi and mixed by Catherine Marks. Fred said about partnering up again in the studio, “We’ve been keen to work with Dimitri Tikovoi again since we made the Ex-Directory EP which kind of single handedly resuscitated our career. We started working on a few ideas with him, including the song that ended up becoming ‘Driving Home for Halloween’ and then discussed making a whole album together but it soon transpired he only had thirteen days spare. With our previous albums having taken anything from a month to over a year to record, that time span felt like an exciting challenge. Jen and Nic recorded all their rhythm parts in two days at the amazing Narcissus in Willesden Green, then we reverted to Dimitri’s studio in Kensal Rise, where Jed and I would take it in turns recording with Dimitri while the other finished ideas against the clock in the room next store.”

Spector’s new album ‘Here Come The Early Nights’ is out now on all streaming platforms and available on limited edition coloured vinyl via Moth Noise / Is Right Records here. Remaining tickets for Spector’s UK tour are on sale here.

Live Dates
24th November – Banquet Records, London – SOLD OUT
25th November – The Jacaranda, Liverpool
25th November – Wax and Beans, Bury
26th November – Record Junkie, Sheffield
27th November – Rough Trade East, London – SOLD OUT
28th November – The Caves, Edinburgh – FINAL TICKETS
29th November – University Students Union, Newcastle
30th November – Stylus, Leeds
1st December – Mama Roux’s, Birmingham – FINAL TICKETS
3rd December – Trinity Centre, Bristol
12th December – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
13th December – The Joiners, Southampton – SOLD OUT
14th December – Electric Brixton, London
15th December – Canvas, Manchester – SOLD OUT