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Spector Announce New Album 'Here Come The Early Nights' For November

Thursday, 07 September 2023 Written by Jon Stickler

Spector have announced details of their new album.

The follow-up to 2022's 'Now Or Whenever' is called 'Here Come The Early Nights' and will arrive on November 24.

Including influences as diverse as ABBA, Blur, and Nick Cave, the 10-track record will feature the London-based band's recent single, The Notion, which marked their first new music in 18 months. Commenting on the record, frontman Fred Macpherson said:

"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.

"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 added: "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."

The announcement comes with details of a nine-date autumn headline UK tour, with stops confirmed in Edinburgh, Newcastle, Leeds, Birmingham, Bristol, Nottingham, Southampton, London and Manchester. Tickets go on general sale at 10am tomorrow (September 8).

Artwork: Sarah Schmitt

'Here Come the Early Nights' tracklist:

1. The Notion
2. Driving Home for Halloween
3. Some People
4. Never Have Before
5. Not Another Weekend
6. Pressure
7. Another Life
8. Room with a Different View
9. Here Come the Early Nights
10. All of the World is Changing

Spector Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows

Tue November 28 2023 - EDINBURGH Caves
Wed November 29 2023 - NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE Newcastle University Student Union
Thu November 30 2023 - LEEDS Leeds University Stylus
Fri December 01 2023 - BIRMINGHAM Mama Roux's
Sun December 03 2023 - BRISTOL Trinity Centre
Tue December 12 2023 - NOTTINGHAM Rescue Rooms
Wed December 13 2023 - SOUTHAMPTON Joiners
Thu December 14 2023 - LONDON Electric Brixton
Fri December 15 2023 - MANCHESTER Canvas Manchester

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