News: Spector Announce Their New Album ‘Here Come The Early Nights

Spector have today announced their new album ‘Here Come the Early Nights’ as well as news of a full UK tour this Nov/Dec. 

Spanning ten glistening tracks, ‘Here Come the Early Nights’ is Spector at their most complete. Embracing new musical turns that call to mind ABBA, Blur, Sam Fender, Blossoms and Nick Cave to name but a few, it’s a classic British-indie album in waiting – soundtracking the inevitable maturity from 20-something dreamer to 30-something… dreamer, all delivered with the band’s undeniable wit and charm. 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. It was produced by previous Spector collaborator Dimitri Tikovoi and mixed by Catherine Marks

In their own words Spector elaborates on the new record:

“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’).”
– Fred Macpherson

“We spent some time writing in a cabin on the coast of Essex. A place called Lee-Over-Sands which had the most beautiful, forboding 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.”
– Jed Cullen 

Check out the single The Notion, below:

The record, due on 24th November 2023, will also be swiftly followed by a nine date headline UK tour which sees the band bring their formidable live-show to London, Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Leeds and more along the way. 

Pre-sale for tickets will go live on Wednesday 6th September, before the general sale launches on Friday 8th September

See the live dates below:

28th November – The Caves, Edinburgh
29th November – University Students Union, Newcastle
30th November – Stylus, Leeds
1st December – Mama Roux’s, Birmingham
3rd December – Trinity Centre, Bristol
12th December – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
13th December – The Joiners, Southampton
14th December – Electric Brixton, London
15th December – Canvas, Manchester

Pre order the album here

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’

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